Lucy Thynne

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

Peter LaBerge

Young Poets Network, as part of The Poetry Society’s celebrations of 20 years of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. Peter is the author of the chapbooks Makeshift Cathedral (YesYes…

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 and…

Fiyinfoluwa Timothy Oladipo

Fiyinfoluwa Timothy Oladipo is a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2018, and appears on a Poetry Society podcast with fellow Foyle Young Poet Em Power and three Chicago Youth Poet…

Ameerah Arjanee

Foyle Young Poets 2011. Ameerah came runner-up in The Blue Pencil’s Elizabeth Bishop Prize for Verse in 2012. She is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ poetry challenge….

Caroline Bird

…Hughes Award. A two time winner of the Foyles Young Poets Award, her first collection Looking Through Letterboxes was published in 2002 when she was 15. She won a major Eric Gregory…

Colette Sensier

…Best British Poetry 2011, The Salt Book of Younger Poets and Eyewear Publishing’s Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam, among others. Colette was runner-up in the inaugural Melita Hume…

Kara Jackson

…Review and you can read it here. Kara also wrote and judged August challenge #4 on Young Poets Network in 2019, challenging young poets to explore the poetics of interrogation….

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 Young

Amy Wolstenholme

Amy is the first prize winner in the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2016 and commended in the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2019 on Young Poets Network. She is the first prize winner in August…

Em Power

Em is a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2017, a top 15 winner in 2018 and a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019….

Ella Standage

Ella is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017 and 2015, and a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2016. Ella is the first-prize…

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 Nature…

Cia Mangat

…commended Foyle Young Poet in 2016. She is also a commended poet in the meme challenge, written and judged by poet Rishi Dastidar, on Young Poets Network; is commended in…

Emily Hana

Emily was commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016. Emily was also commended in  the meme challenge, written and judged by poet Rishi Dastidar, on Young Poets

Jade Cuttle

…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 Year…

Jennifer Burville-Riley

…Prize 2016 on Young Poets Network. She is also the first prize winner of the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2015, and a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Performance poem’ challenge….

Natalie Perman

…Its Discontents challenge on Young Poets Network, inspired by Freud’s work of the same name; and the first-prize winner in the first Bloodaxe Archive challenge on Young Poets Network, The Poetics…

Katie Kirkpatrick

Katie is a second-prize winner in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and Jen Hadfield, and commended in the Golden Shovel challenge on Young Poets Network,…

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 (Waterloo…

Helen Woods

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019, and commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014 and 2016.

Annie Katchinska

…and Magma and has performed at Latitude Festival. She was a member of the Pomegranate team, an online magazine that showcased poets under 30. A winner of Foyle Young Poets

Aliyah Begum

Aliyah was commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017. She is also commended in the nonsense poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with Little…

Iona Mandal

Iona is commended in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network and a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Haibun’ and Reading Agency challenges. Iona is also commended in August challenge #4…

Andrew Pettigrew

Andrew is a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2017. He has interviewed Ian McMillan for Young Poets Network, and is also the writer and judge of Young Poets Network’s August…

Olivia Todd

Olivia is the first-prize winner in the 2019 August challenge #2 on how-to poetry, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Fiyinfoluwa Oladipo. She is also the third-prize winner in…

Emily Garratt

…on Young Poets Network, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Andrew Pettigrew. Emily was also awarded second place in the Greys Court Palimpsest Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network….

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 in…

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. He…

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 Young

Theo Lewis

Theo is commended in the tree poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, and a third-prize-winner of the Young Poets Network 2017 August challenge #1, themed around edgelands. He is also a 2014…

Observations close to home

after ‘From Sea 1890’ by Alisha Yi Observe: 700,000 young people take to the streets in a global strike, the young are spilling into the squares like a contagion, the…

Gentleman Caller

…like a cat’s shadow. I was a young girl once, my smitten kiss would sting like snow. I was young, and he was young, and we were young in our…

A Young Man’s Song

A young man should be faithful, keep company with chivalrous men – a jade brooch on his waist, his midnight-blue coat, emblazoned with kirin. In the morning, an audience with…

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 included…

Maggie Wang

…judged by Foyle Young Poet Danique Bailey in 2019; and in August challenge #4 on the poetics of interrogation, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Kara Jackson in 2019….

Ruth Yates

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

Kayo Chingonyi

…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 commissioned…

Caleb Klaces

…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 Year…

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….

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….

Nadia Lines

…the moon poetry challenge, judged by Nii Parkes; and the Golden Shovel challenge, judged by Peter Kahn. She is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the…

Lydia Wei

…name. Lydia is also the third-prize winner in the Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize 2018. She is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019…

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….

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 Anthony…

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….

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….

Daniella Cugini

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

Ella Duffy

Ella is a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2010. She is also commended in the W. S. Graham challenge on Young Poets Network as part of Graham’s…

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 had…

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.

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….

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….

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….

Elizabeth Thatcher

Elizabeth is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 and is commended in the Young Poets Network meme challenge, written and judged by…

Mathilda Armiger

Mathilda is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018, and is the second-prize winner in the Golden Shovel challenge on Young Poets Network,…

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…

D. H.

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013, and a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Imagism’ 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….

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….

Amelia Dubin

…commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018. She is a climate activist, and has been published on Young Poets Network speaking about climate activism and poetry….

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 stream cannot…

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 Prize,…

Sidney Keyes

…/ An arrow in my hand” (‘War Poet’). He was killed just before his 21st birthday in the Tunisian desert. Sidney Keyes is one of the poets who young poets

Theresa Lola

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet. She is the 2019/2020 Young People’s Laureate for London. She is an alumna of the Barbican Young Poets programme. Her debut poetry collection In Search…

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 Farewell…

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 in a…

From ‘You, Very Young in New York’

All summer the Park smelled of cloves and it was dying. Now it is Labor Day and you have been sleeping through a rainstorm, Half aware of the sewage and…

Evie Collins

Evie is a commended Foyle Young Poet of the Year 2018. Evie is also commended in August challenge #3 on meta-poetry, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Danique Bailey…

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 3…

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 imagined….

Reham Younis

Reham is commended in August challenge #1 2019: Photographic Poetry – Capture the Moment on Young Poets Network, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Andrew Pettigrew….

Fathima Zahra

Zahra is the first-prize winner of the moon poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, judged by Nii Parkes, and the third-prize winner in the Golden Shovel challenge, judged by Peter…

Ellora Sutton

Ellora is the first-prize winner of the Carol Ann Duffy challenge on Young Poets Network, judged by Mari Hughes-Edwards, and celebrating Duffy’s legacy as Poet Laureate. She is also the first-prize…

Hania Habib

Hania is commended in August challenge #4 on the poetics of interrogation, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Kara Jackson in 2019, on Young Poets Network….

Anya Trofimova

Anya is the first-prize winner in the Climate Crisis and You challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the Freud Museum London. She was a commended Foyle Young Poet…

Danique Bailey

Danique is a commended Foyle Young Poet of the Year 2018. She wrote and judged August challenge #3 on meta-poetry on Young Poets Network in 2019….

Michael McKimm

…poems 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….

Elspeth Wilson

Poets Network, in partnership with the Freud Museum London; and in August challenge #1 2019: Photographic Poetry – Capture the Moment, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Andrew Pettigrew….

Megan Mumby

Megan is commended in August challenge #4 on the poetics of interrogation, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Kara Jackson in 2019, on Young Poets Network….

Duy Quang Mai

Quang is the third-prize winner in August challenge #3 on meta-poetry, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Danique Bailey in 2019, on Young Poets Network….

Alara Egi

Alara is the first prize winner in August challenge #4 on the poetics of interrogation, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Kara Jackson in 2019, on Young Poets Network….

Anna Westwig

…Archive challenge on Young Poets Network, The Poetics of the Archive, and in the 2019 August challenge #2 on how-to poetry, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Fiyinfoluwa Oladipo. …

Jewel Cao

Jewel is the second-prize winner in the Climate Crisis and You challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the Freud Museum London. Jewel is also the second-prize winner in…

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 in…

Elsie Hayward

Elsie is commended in August challenge #1 2019: Photographic Poetry – Capture the Moment on Young Poets Network, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Andrew Pettigrew….

Phoebe Stuckes

Phoebe Stuckes is a writer from West Somerset, now living in London. A four-time winner of the Foyle Young Poet of The Year Award (in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013)…

Keith Douglas

…/ the soldier who is going to die” (‘How to Kill’). Keith Douglas is one of the poets who young poets can respond to in our annual Timothy Corsellis Prize….

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 the…

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 won…

Anna Szabó

…Yeats, and Updike. She published her first volume of poetry when she was twenty-three, winning the Petofi Prize for promising young poets. Her poetry has since won every major Hungarian…

Hannah Hodgson

Hannah is the second prize winner in the second Bloodaxe Archive challenge on Young Poets Network, about White Space. She is also the second prize winner in the 19-25 age category…

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 association…

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 Poets

Matilda Houston-Brown

Matilda is a first-prize winner in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network and runner-up in the Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and Jen Hadfield. She is also a commended poet in…

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 the…

Tom Rowe

Tom is the first-prize winner in the Mary Wollstonecraft challenge on Young Poets Network, written and judged by Bee Rowlatt of the Mary on the Green campaign. He is also…

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 Poets

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