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…

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,…

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.    …

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

Ella Standage

…Ella is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge on Young Poets Network. She is also a winner in the Winter Poems challenge on Young Poets Network,  a…

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….

Lucy Thynne

…Lucy Thynne is a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum. She is also a winner in the 2015 Young

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Ruth Yates

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

Daniella Cugini

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

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….

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….

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…

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.

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….

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….

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….

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…

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 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)…

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

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…

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….

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

Amelie Maurice-Jones

…Amelie is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge on Young Poets Network. She is also commended in the Who is Giselle? poetry challenge, and a winner of the Young

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’…

Jamie Hancock

…Jamie is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge on Young Poets Network. He is also a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Jenny Burville-Riley

…Jenny is a commended poet in the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2016 on Young Poets Network. She is also the first prize winner of the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2016, and a…

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. She is also a winner of the Young Poets

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

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

Jennie Howitt

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.

Omar Majeed

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2002.

Caleb Yong

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

Naomi Hamilton

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

Nicholas Liu

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2003.

Alice Malin

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

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.

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.

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.

Polly Fullerton

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

Sonja Moore

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

Tallulah Hutson

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

Jamie Uy

…Jamie Uy was a Commended Foyle Young Poet of the Year 2012 and went on to be one of the winning poets in the Cape Farewell/Poetry Society’s SWITCH Challenge…

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.

Catriona Bolt

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013.

Clare Carlile

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

Zoe Bogart

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2003.

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