Amy Wolstenholme

…challenge #1 on photographic poetry, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Andrew Pettigrew in 2019; and the second prize winner in Young Poets Network’s 10th anniversary challenge and in…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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….

Theresa Lola

…the Word and BUREAU. Theresa is one of two Patrons of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020. Find an interview with Theresa Lola on Young Poets Network. …

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

Hannah Hodgson

…is additionally a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2, as well as a commended poet in August Challenges #1 and #4, and in Young Poets Network’s…

Naomi Foyle

Naomi Foyle is the author of three poetry collections: The Night Pavilion, a Autumn 2008 Poetry Book Society Recommendation and The World Cup (2010) both from Waterloo Press, and Adamantine (Red…

Emily Breeds

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

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…

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. They are the first-prize…

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….

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,…

Alannah Young

Alannah is commended in the Human Cell Atlas challenge on Young Poets Network….

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

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…

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…

Divya Mehrish

Divya was a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2018. She is the third-prize winner in the Poetry and Political Language Challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the Orwell…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

Love Poem to Young Offenders Support Workers

…and lights; people who know what to say to young men with grey faces trembling blood onto paving stones, and how to empty their hands without trouble. Here, where there…

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…

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….

Victoria Fletcher

Victoria is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020. She was commended in the Keats challenge on Young Poets Network, part of The…

Dana Collins

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019, Dana is also commended in the Ode to (Small) Joy challenge on Young Poets Network. …

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….

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…

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….

Caleb Klaces

…Publishing’s Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam. In 2011 he received an Eric Gregory Award. He was a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2001 and 2002….

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…

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…

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,…

Nadia Lines

Nadia is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019. She is the first-prize winner in the 11-15 age category in the Turn Up the…

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….

Ruth Yates

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

Lydia Wei

Lydia is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019, and wrote and judged August challenge #1: Re-mixing History, Fiction and the Unexpected on…

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….

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….

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….

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….

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….

Lauren Lisk

Lauren is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020, and is commended in August Challenge #3: Repetition & Imagery on Young Poets Network….

Annie Davison

Annie is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019, and is commended in the Artlyst Art to Poetry challenge on Young Poets Network….

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.

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….

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….

Natalie Perman

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017 and commended in the 2018 Award, Natalie is also the first-prize winner in the Civilisation and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Libby Russell

…winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019 and 2020, and is commended in August Challenge #1: Re-mixing History, Fiction and the Unexpected on Young Poets Network….

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…

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

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 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….

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…

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…

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….

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…

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….

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….

April Egan

April was a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2020. She is the overall winner of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition in the secondary category, and is the first-prize winner of…

Anna Westwig

…Archive challenge (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, on Young Poets Network….

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….

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….

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….

Jewel Cao

Jewel is a 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 the…

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….

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…

Em Power

Em is a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2017 and a top 15 winner in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She is also commended in the Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize 2018…

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….

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

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…

Anna Thomas

Anna is a winner of Young Poets Network poetry challenges including ‘Winter’ and ‘Canal’. She is also commended in the Carol Ann Duffy challenge on Young Poets Network, judged by…

Pieta Mackle Bayley

Pieta Mackle Bayley is commended in the nonsense poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with Little Angel Theatre, London. She is also a winner of the Young Poets

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…

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