Ella Standage

…Ella is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017, a runner-up in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature…

Lucy Thynne

…Lucy Thynne is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 and 2017. She is also a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain…

Ameerah Arjanee

…Ameerah has published a pamphlet to the universe with l’Atelier d’Ecriture. She has had work published in The Cadaverine, was a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010,…

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…

Colette Sensier

…A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2004. Colette’s pamphlet How Many Camels Is Too Many? was published by holdfirepress in 2012. She has had poems in…

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

Annie Katchinska

poets under 30. A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006 and 2007 and won Second Prize in the Christopher Tower Poetry Prize in 2007.    …

Jennifer Burville-Riley

…Jennifer is a winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013, and commended in 2014, 2015 and 2017. She was a SLAMbassadors winner in 2013. Jennifer is a…

Jade Cuttle

…This challenge on Young Poets Network. She is commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2010 and 2012. Jade is also a BBC Introducing poetic-folk songwriter, fusing…

Ella Duffy

…Ella is a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010 and a commended poet in the Melting Ice challenge 2017 on Young Poets Network. She is also a winner…

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…

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….

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…

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

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…

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…

Gentleman Caller

…from a black hole deep as poacher’s pocket. I watch our starveling Tom steering his long shadow between the table legs. I smile. I was a young girl once and…

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…

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…

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….

Caleb Klaces

Poets 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…

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.

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…

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….

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….

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….

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….

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…

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….

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….

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….

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….

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

Hannah Lowe

…fellow in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University. She judged the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award in 2013. She was named as one of twenty Next Generation Poets

A.K. Blakemore

…as anthologised in Bloodaxe’s Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century, Stop/Sharpening/Your/Knives and The Best of British Poetry 2015. She was a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the…

Helen Mort

…Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. She  is a five times winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year. Her first full-length collection, Division Street (Chatto & Windus, 2013)…

Cia Mangat

…Cia is a commended poet in  the Riddle Me This Poetry Challenge on The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network, and a runner-up in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2017. She was also…

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…

Michael McKimm

…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….

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…

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…

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…

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’…

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

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…

Maya Little

…Maya is the 1st prize winner in the 16-18 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge on Young Poets Network, and is highly commended in the 2017 August 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…

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…

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…

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…

Abby Meyer

…Abby is the 1st prize-winner in the Young Poets Network I Am the Universe challenge, a commended poet in the Melting Ice challenge 2017, and a runner-up in the Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and…

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…

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

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….

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…

Letitia Chan

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

Alice Malin

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

Safrina Ahmed

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

Robert Marston

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

Caleb Yong

Caleb Yong is a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2001.

Philip Knox

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005.

Allegra Mullan

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

Omar Majeed

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2002.

Phil Coales

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009.

Aisha Mango Borja

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

Amanda Chong

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005.

Nicholas Liu

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2003.

Emily Dee

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

Emily Franklin

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

Polly Fullerton

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

Phoebe Stuckes

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Phoebe Power

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009.

Phoebe Boswall

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

Sophia Jih

An international winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2007.

Camilla Chen

An international winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2007.

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