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…

Christie Suyanto

Christie Suyanto is a winner of Young Poets Network poetry challenges including ‘Kennings’ and ‘Poems go visiting’….

Chatham, MA

…Natick, MA, where she is a boarding student. There she discovered how much she loved poetry. Before then, it had been a “hobby”, and she knew practically nothing about how…

What We Can Least Afford to Lose

Written in collaboration with, and with thanks to, the attendees of the Manchester CRT Conference I wonder if it is a stretch to say canals and poetry share more than…

Lorna Frankel

…2nd prize winner in the 2016 August Challenge #4, and is a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum. …

Helen Zhou

Helen Zhou is a winner of a number of Young Poets Network poetry challenges, including ‘Like Starlings’ and ‘Why should anyone care?’….

Imtiaz Dharker

…(2009). Her most recent collection, Over the Moon (2014), was shortlisted for the 2014 Ted Hughes Award and in the same year she received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry….

Helen Bowell

Helen Bowell is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ and ‘No Man’s Land’ poetry challenges….

Marina McCready

…is also the winner of the Greys Court Palimpsest Poetry Challenge and commended in the Civilisation and Its Discontents challenge on Young Poets Network, inspired by Freud’s work of the same name. …

Emily Garratt

Emily was awarded second place in the Greys Court Palimpsest Poetry Challenge

Helen Farish

…of English and Creative Writing. Her debut collection Intimates (Cape, 2005), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and won the Forward Prize for Best…

Benedict Mulcare

Benedict is a winner in the Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum. 

Esme Layton

Esme Layton is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Freud and the unconscious’ poetry challenge….

Cities

Once in Leicester Square a bird wing touched my face. It was just a London pigeon whose spatial awareness had gone out of kilter but there was poetry in it….

Emma Yeo

Emma Yeo is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Poem on a postcard’ poetry challenge…

Emma Warren

Emma Warren is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ and ‘Like Starlings’ poetry challenges….

Akhmatova in the Borscht

…up. “It’s a shame. I only found out afterwards how beautiful her poetry was. She had this one, ‘Requiem’, that the government hated most.” A hissing rose from the pot…

My War

…literary poetry and – thank God – the bell rings. My war is trapped in front covers and fly wings. My war is on tour buses, in fields all scoured…

Freya Wilson

Freya Wilson is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Dramatic monologue’ and ‘Song writing’ poetry challenges….

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….

Unrequited

…do not know if someone occupies the other side of his bed. But it does not matter. His home will always be cluttered and his poetry will always be honest….

Meena Alexander

Meena Alexander is an award winning author and scholar. Her latest collection of poetry Birthplace with Buried Stones (TriQuarterly Books/ Northwestern University Press) was published in 2013….

Amelie Maurice-Jones

…second-prize-winner in the Young Poets Network 2017 August challenge #2, themed around place. She is also commended in the Who is Giselle? poetry challenge, and a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Haiban’ challenge….

Hilary Llewellyn Williams

…west Wales for a number of years, before moving recently to Pontypool. She is the author of three collections of poetry, The Tree Calendar, Book of Shadows and Animaculture (Seren)….

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….

Amy Dowler

Amy Dowler is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Why should anyone care?’ poetry challenge….

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…

Richard McCracken

Richard McCracken’s poem, ‘Sisters’ was featured in the Summer 1991 issue of The Poetry Review, and his poem ‘The Man at the Crossing Needs an Eastbound Train’ was published in…

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….

Samuel B. Peralta

Samuel B. Peralta is the author of the poetry collection Semaphore….

To The Lighthouse

…marriage, birth, The War, poetry. Is it the full manuscript or just the bits in the middle that count. Is it the woman at the window, marking the hours, from…

Rosamund Stanhope

…esoteric and unusual words. Two collections of her poems were published by Peterloo Press in the 1990s, when she also featured as the The Poetry Review‘s Poet of the Month….

Janet Paisley

Janet Paisley is an award winning poet, author, playwright, non-fiction and scriptwriter, writing in Scots and English. Her most recent poetry publication is Ye Cannae Win (Chapman, 2004)….

Haf Davies

Haf Davies is a former Foyle Young Poet and participant in the Hands across the border poetry project.

Daisy Syme-Taylor

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2010. Daisy also won the Newdigate Prize for Poetry in 2013.

Peter Manson

…for the Poetry Society’s Popescu Prize 2013 for his translation of The Poems in Verse by Stéphane Mallarmé (Miami University Press). Read ‘The Tomb of Edgar Poe’, or listen to Peter…

Alister MacQuarrie

Alister MacQuarrie is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’, ‘Future’ and ‘Like Starlings’ poetry challenges….

Natalie Perman

…by Freud’s work of the same name. She is additionally the third-prize winner in the Thinking Outside the Penalty Box challenge, and commended in Ankita Saxena’s protest poetry challenge, remembering 100…

I didn’t like him when I first saw him

…and fun  I wondered what I possibly could have done  To attract him.  You know?  He knew poetry.  He’d been to Tibet, earned a million pounds  Had Paul Smith shirts…

Dizraeli

Dizraeli is a hip-hop artist, singer and spoken word artist whose style encompasses many genres from rap to folk. He won the BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam and the UK…

Paul Mills

Paul was born in Northwich, Cheshire, in March 1948. He is the author of many poetry collections, the most recent of which is Voting for Spring (Smith Doorstop, 2010)….

Tom Lowenstein

Tom Lowenstein was born in 1941. He is the author of many collections of poetry, the most recent of which is, From Culbone Wood – In Xanadu (Shearsman, 2013)….

Jamie Hancock

…2017 on Young Poets Network, and is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge. He is also a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge and commended poet in the Melting Ice challenge 2017….

William Thomas

William is a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Holly Pester

Holly Pester is a poet living mostly in London. She is working on her first full collection on bogs and abortivity and is Lecturer in Poetry and Performance at University…

Hetty Mosforth

Hetty is a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Lorna Shaughnessy

…the Brown River and Witness Trees (Salmon Poetry) as well as two translations of contemporary Mexican poets: Mother Tongue: Selected Poems by Pura López Colomé and If We Have Lost…

Annabelle Fuller

Annabelle Fuller is a winner of Young Poets Network challenges  ‘Palimpsest Poetry – the Greys Court Challenge’, ‘Automatic writing’, and ‘Shakespeare’s shoes’…

Keith Howden

Keith Howden is the author of many collections of poetry, the most recent of which is, Barlow Agonistes (Lulu, 2014)….

Gladys Mary Coles

Poet, novelist, biographer, publisher, editor and tutor of creative writing, Gladys Mary Cole’s published work includes nine collections of poetry, various anthologies and two biographies of Mary Webb. Clay (Flambard,…

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….

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

Elsa Corbluth

Elsa Corbluth is the author of many poetry collections, the most recent of which is Eighteen to Eighty: A Life Sketched in Poems (Bardic Media, 2011)….

Anna Leader

Anna Leader is a winner of Young Poets Network poetry challenges including ‘Different Voices’ and ‘Poems go visiting’….

Konstandinos Mahoney

…broadcast on the BBC and worldwide. He is rep for The Poetry Society’s Barnes and Chiswick Stanza, teaches Creative Writing at Hong Kong University and blogs for the Asian Literary…

Anna Thomas

Anna Thomas is a winner of Young Poets Network poetry challenges including ‘Winter’ and ‘Canal’….

Edwin Drummond

Edwin Drummond is a British poet and climber. He is the author of many collections of poetry, the most recent of which is A Dream of White Horses: Recollections of…

Emma White

Emma is a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…