Ella Standage

…Ella is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017 and a second-prize winner in the second-prize winner in Ankita Saxena’s protest poetry…

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,…

Caroline Bird

…Year in 1999 & 2000, and commended in the Christopher Tower Poetry Prize in 2004. She is a judge of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018….

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

Cia Mangat

…Cia is a top 15 winner in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017 and was a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2016. She is also a…

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.    …

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…

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 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…

Natalie Perman

…A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017. Natalie is also a third-prize winner in the Thinking Outside the Penalty Box challenge on…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Ruth Yates

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

Kayo Chingonyi

…was a 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…

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….

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…

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….

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…

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….

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….

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….

Daniella Cugini

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

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….

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…

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….

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….

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’…

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….

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.

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…

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…

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

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…

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 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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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….

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…

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…

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

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….

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…

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…

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…

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….

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

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…

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…

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…

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’…

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…

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

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…

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…

Sara Henry

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010.

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. …

Amanda Chong

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005.

Letitia Chan

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

Safrina Ahmed

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

Omar Majeed

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2002.

Phoebe Stuckes

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

Emily Dee

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

Phil Coales

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009.

Phoebe Power

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009.

Philip Knox

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005.

Phoebe Boswall

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

Aisha Mango Borja

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

Allegra Mullan

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.

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