Freya Wilson

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

Akhmatova in the Borscht

…heated 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…

Eleanor Flowerday

Eleanor was awarded third place in the Greys Court Palimpsest Poetry Challenge

My War

…of 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…

Benedict Mulcare

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

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…

Rosamund Stanhope

…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….

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’…

I didn’t like him when I first saw him

…sweet 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…

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…

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….

Amy Dowler

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

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…

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 challenges….

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’….

Anna Gray

…Anna Gray is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Sherlock Holmes’ poetry challenge….

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…

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….

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….

Unrequited

…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….

Peter Manson

…shortlisted 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…

Alison Graham

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

Daisy Syme-Taylor

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

Haf Davies

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

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)….

Natalie Perman

…the Penalty Box challenge on Young Poets Network, and commended in Ankita Saxena’s protest poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, remembering 100 years of the women’s vote in the UK….

Alister MacQuarrie

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

Hilary Llewellyn Williams

…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)….

Amelie Maurice-Jones

…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….

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….

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,…

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…

Anna Thomas

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

Zara Shams

…Zara is the first-prize winner in Ankita Saxena’s protest poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, remembering 100 years of the women’s vote in the UK….

Rosie Levene

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

Patrick McGuinness

…Anne’s College. He is the author of two collections of poems, published by Carcanet, a novel and several academic books about French literature and modern poetry. In 2009 he was…

Chatham, MA

…in 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…

Christie Suyanto

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

Hellenica

…Sing, rhapsode, the poetry of ages, Where Homer stitched his verse to please Apollo, And Aphrodite heard the island harp and lines of lyric Sappho as she strummed. From…

Wild Life

…of quinine and malaria, of chemistry tricks on teachers, of racehorses and ants, of prising open your boarding school window and sneaking out to write poetry in the night….

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…

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…

Emma White

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

Jamie Hancock

…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….

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)….

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)….

Konstandinos Mahoney

…and 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…

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)….

Hetty Mosforth

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

Lorna Shaughnessy

…Torching 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…

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…

William Thomas

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

Daniel Bond

…Daniel Bond is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Cape Farewell Moving’ poetry challenge….