Lucy Thynne

on prose poetry on Young Poets Network and a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum. She is a…

Marina McCready

Marina is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017, and a commended poet in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 and…

Caroline Bird

…Hughes Award. A two time winner of the Foyles Young Poets Award, her first collection Looking Through Letterboxes was published in 2002 when she was 15. She won a major Eric Gregory…

Ameerah Arjanee

Foyle Young Poets 2011. Ameerah came runner-up in The Blue Pencil’s Elizabeth Bishop Prize for Verse in 2012. She is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ poetry challenge….

Colette Sensier

Best British Poetry 2011, The Salt Book of Younger Poets and Eyewear Publishing’s Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam, among others. Colette was runner-up in the inaugural Melita Hume…

Mary Anne Clarke

Mary Anne Clarke often appears on the Poetry Society’s Young Poets’ Network, and has won their Cape Farewell and Edith Sitwell prizes. She has been commended for the Foyle Young

Cia Mangat

Cia is a top 15 winner in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018, as well as a top 15 winner in 2017, and was a commended Foyle

Annie Katchinska

and Magma and has performed at Latitude Festival. She was a member of the Pomegranate team, an online magazine that showcased poets under 30. A winner of Foyle Young Poets

Jade Cuttle

challenge and is the third-prize winner in the 19-25 age category in the End Hunger UK challenge on Young Poets Network. She was commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year…

Natalie Perman

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017, Natalie is also the first-prize winner in the Civilisation and Its Discontents challenge on Young Poets Network, inspired…

Jennifer Burville-Riley

Prize 2016 on Young Poets Network. She is also the first prize winner of the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2015, and a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Performance poem’ challenge….

Ella Standage

Ella is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017 and the first-prize winner of the W. S. Graham challenge on Young Poets Network as…

Naomi Foyle

As an editor for Waterloo Press, Survivors Poetry (London) and Lagan Press (Belfast), Naomi Foyle has edited ten full-length poetry collections, including The Privilege of Rain by David Swann (Waterloo…

Lydia Wei

Its Discontents challenge on Young Poets Network, inspired by Freud’s work of the same name. Lydia is also the third-prize winner in the Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize 2018 on Young Poets Network….

Hannah Hodgson

Hannah is  the 2nd prize winner in the 19-25 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge on Young Poets Network. She is also a winner in the 2016 Young Poets

John Blackmore

John is the 3rd prize winner in the 19-25 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge on Young Poets Network. He is also the 3rd prize winner in the 2016 Young

Ben Vince

Ben is a winner in the Winter Poems challenge on Young Poets Network. He is also a commended poet in the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2016 on Young Poets Network. He…

Amelie Maurice-Jones

Amelie is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge on Young Poets Network, and a second-prize-winner in the Young Poets Network 2017 August challenge #2, themed around place. She is also commended in…

Lee Young-Ju

Lee Young-Ju’s books of poetry include 108th Man (Munhakdongne, 2005), My Dear Older Sister (Minumsa, 2010), and Cold Candies (Moonji, 2014). Her essay ‘How I Wanted to Escape’ was included…

Gentleman Caller

…like a cat’s shadow. I was a young girl once, my smitten kiss would sting like snow. I was young, and he was young, and we were young in our…

A Young Man’s Song

A young man should be faithful, keep company with chivalrous men – a jade brooch on his waist, his midnight-blue coat, emblazoned with kirin. In the morning, an audience with…

Charlotte Geater

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005, 2006 and 2007, Charlotte has been published in The Salt Book of Younger Poets and Stop Sharpening Your Knives 3…

Charlotte Runcie

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006. Charlotte’s pamphlet Seventeen Horse Skeletons is published by tall-lighthouse. Charlotte’s poems are about journeys, internal and external, real and imagined….

Daniella Cugini

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014 and of the Young Poets Network ‘Performance poem’ challenge….

Ruth Yates

Ruth Yates is a winner of Simon Elvin Young Poets of 1998 and Foyle Young Poets of 2001.

Kathryn Cussons

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014. Kathryn Cussons is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Shakespeare’s shoes’ challenge….

Damayanti Chatterjee

Damayanti Chatterjee was a commended poet in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015, and a winner of the SLAMbassadors national youth slam in 2015, judged by Anthony…

Flora de Falbe

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011 and 2012. Flora de Falbe is also a winner of the Young Poets Network challenge to write a…

Fergus Blair

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010, Fergus Blair is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Poem on a postcard’ poetry challenge….

Sarah Lucas

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010. Sarah Lucas is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Poem on a postcard’ poetry challenge….

Kayo Chingonyi

…guest co-editor for The Poetry Review (Autumn issue 106:3), and was one of the judges of the 2017 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. Kayo’s poem ‘Choreography’ was commissioned…

Ella Duffy

Ella is a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2010. She is also commended in the W. S. Graham challenge on Young Poets Network as part of Graham’s…

Laura Potts

Laura is commended in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network. She is commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award in 2012 and 2013….

Imogen Cassels

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013, Imogen Cassels is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Put on a mask’ challenge….

Eira Murphy

Eira is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017 and a winner in the Short Poems challenge on Young Poets Network….

Dillon Leet

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2012, Dillon Leet is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Jungle trail’ poetry challenge….

Conor McKee

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2012, Conor went on to win the inaugural 2014 International Hippocrates Young Poets Prize.

Adham Smart

Adham Smart is a poet and linguist from London. He was a winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award in 2006, 2008, and 2009, and has had…

David Carey

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2012, David Carey is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Imagined lives’ poetry challenge….

Jennie Howitt

Jennie is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 and is highly commended in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature…

Caleb Klaces

…for Oxfam, among others. Caleb is the editor of Like Starlings. In 2011 he received an Eric Gregory Award. He was a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year…

Sherrie Talgeri

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010, Sherrie Talgeri is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ and ‘Like Starlings’ poetry challenges….

Emily Hana

Emily was commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016. Emily is also commended in the W. S. Graham challenge on Young Poets Network as part of Graham’s centenary…

Dominic Hand

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013, Dominic Hand is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Imagism’ poetry challenge….

Phoebe Walker

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009. Phoebe Walker is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Translation’ challenge….

Ankita Saxena

Ankita Saxena was commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2010 and 2011, and is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ and ‘Song writing’ poetry…

The poets who watched the sky at night

What were they like – Lu-Yu, Yang-Ti, Kojiju – sitting by their bamboo house under the moon, unable to sleep, reflecting on how that pale flower in the…

Nat Norland

Nat is a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum. He also won the Poetry Society’s inaugural Timothy Corsellis Prize,…

Katie Kirkpatrick

Katie is a second-prize winner in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and Jen Hadfield. She is also a second-prize winner in the Ted Hughes Young Poets

Serena Cooke

Serena Cooke has won numerous poetry competitions and has been published by Miracle E-Zine, Fur-Lined Ghettos, the Young Poets Network and performed her poem ‘Green Tears’ at the Cape Farewell…

Young Female Spectator, circa 1890

At dinner his eyes run over me like gravy. Duck skin crackles under the silver embracing of forks; fragrant meat, soft as steam, slides off loose as silk…

A.K. Blakemore

…and The Best of British Poetry 2015. She was a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2007 and 2008. A K Blakemore lives and works in London….

Richard Osmond

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005. Richard’s poetry has been published in n+1, Fuselit, The Literateur and The Financial Times, among others, and appears in the…

Helen Mort

…won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize. Her latest collection is No Map Could Show Them (Chatto & Windus, 2016). Helen is a five times winner of Foyle Young Poets of the…

Richard O’Brien

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006 and 2007. His work has featured in Poetry London, Magma, The Erotic Review, The Salt Book of Younger Poets and The Best British…

Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins is a former Foyle Young Poet and was a participant in the Hands across the border poetry project. She won the Poetry Society’s SLAMbassadors performance poetry competition in…

Jake Reynolds

Jake Reynolds is a former Foyle Young Poet and participant in the Hands across the border poetry project. He is also a winner of the Young Poets Network poetry challenges…

Em Power

Em is a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2017 and a top 15 winner in 2018. She is also commended in the Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize 2018 on Young Poets

Sophie Stephenson-Wright

In 2010 Sophie’s poem ‘Whalesong’ was one of three chosen to appear on Young Poets on the Underground posters (appearing on London’s underground trains) and was published in Macmillan Poetry’s…

Michael McKimm

…poems have featured in publications including The Shuffle Anthology and Eyewear Publishing’s Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam. Michael was a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in 2001….

Annika Cleland-Hura

Annika is the second-prize winner of the W. S. Graham challenge on Young Poets Network as part of Graham’s centenary celebrations, and is highly commended in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge…

Francesca Weekes

Francesca is a first-prize winner in the 2017 August challenge #1, themed around edgelands, and a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2. She is also a runner-up in the…

Tanya Kundu

Tanya is a commended poet in the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2016 on Young Poets Network. She is also highly commended in the Young Poets Network Ways to be Wilder Poetry Challenge, in association…

Rachel Glass

Rachel is the 1st prize winner in the 19-25 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge on Young Poets Network. She is also a winner of the Young Poets

Maya Miro Johnson

Maya is a first-prize-winner in the Young Poets Network 2017 August challenge #2, themed around place, and highly commended in the Nearlyology challenge on Young Poets Network….

Maya Little

Volume challenge on Young Poets Network, and is highly commended in the 2017 August challenge #1, themed around edgelands. She is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Bookshelf’ poetry challenge….

Denisa Vítová

Denisa Vítová is the overall winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #4, and is commended in the  Who is Giselle? poetry challenge. Her poems have also won…

Theo Lewis

Theo Lewis is a 2014 winner of the Cape Farewell/Young Poets Network competition to produce poems in response to climate change. He is a third-prize-winner of the Young Poets Network 2017 August…

Dipo Baruwa-Etti

Dipo is the first-prize winner in the 19-25 age category in the End Hunger UK challenge on Young Poets Network, and is commended in Ankita Saxena’s protest poetry challenge on Young Poets

Iona Mandal

Iona Mandal is commended in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network and a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Haibun’ and Reading Agency challenges….

Opefoluwa Sarah Adegbite

Opefoluwa Sarah is the overall winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #1. She is also a winner in the 2016 August Challenge #2, and is commended in the…

Abby Meyer

Abby is the 1st prize-winner in the Young Poets Network I Am the Universe challenge, the 2nd prize-winner in the Nearlyology challenge and a runner-up in the Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and…

Zainab Ismail

Zainab Ismail is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Freud and the unconscious’ poetry challenge, and a commended poet in the Melting Ice challenge 2017 on Young Poets Network….

Amelia Doherty

Amelia is a first-prize winner in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and Jen Hadfield. She is also second-prize winner in the Young Poets Network 2017 August challenge…

Annie Fan

Annie is second-prize winner in the 16-18 age category in the End Hunger UK challenge on Young Poets Network and highly commended in the Nearlyology challenge. They are also a runner-up in the BBC Proms…

Ellora Sutton

Ellora is commended in the W. S. Graham challenge on Young Poets Network as part of Graham’s centenary celebrations. She is also commended in Ankita Saxena’s protest poetry challenge on Young Poets Network,…

Fiyinfoluwa Timothy Oladipo

Fiyinfoluwa Timothy Oladipo is the third-prize winner in Ankita Saxena’s protest poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, remembering 100 years of the women’s vote in the UK; commended in the Thinking Outside…

Angelique Cridland

Angelique Cridland is a commended poet in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #1. She is also a winner of other Young Poets Network poetry challenges including ‘Censorship’ and…

Nirvana Yarger

Nirvana is a commended poet in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #1. She is also commended in the secondary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition on Young Poets Network.

Matilda Houston-Brown

Matilda is a first-prize winner in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network and runner-up in the Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and Jen Hadfield. She is also a commended poet in…

Lorna Frankel

Lorna is the 2nd prize winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #1. She is also the 2nd prize winner in the 2016 August Challenge #4, and is a…

The Apple Tree

You told me once that growing up was like walking up a downwards escalator. I think I was too young to understand back then: I thought of time as a…

Priya Bryant

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016.

Sara Lyon

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2004.

Robert Marston

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011.

Alice Malin

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005. Alice has been published in The Mays, Cadaverine and Acumen. …

Sarah Fletcher

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2012.

Amanda Chong

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005.

Sara Henry

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2010.

Safrina Ahmed

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011.

Letitia Chan

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016.

Aisha Mango Borja

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 and 2017.

Phoebe Boswall

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2012.

Phoebe Power

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009.

Allegra Mullan

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016.

Philip Knox

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005.

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