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…

Mukisa Verrall

Mukisa Verrall was commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020, and set and judged August Challenge #2: Write the Absurd, a writing challenge on Young Poets

Hannah Hodgson

…on Young Poets Network, part of The Poetry Society’s celebrations of Keats’s bicentenary in 2021. Hannah is additionally a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2, as…

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….

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…

chenrui

chenrui is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021. She is commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 and…

Brooke Slater

Brooke is commended in August Challenge #1: Conversation Poems on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Sinéad O’Reilly; and in August Challenge #3: Inanimate…

Iona Mandal

Iona is a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2020. She is commended in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network and a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Haibun’ and Reading…

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

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. …

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…

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….

Caroline Bird

…Award in 2002 and was one of the five official poets at the 2012 London Olympics. She was a judge of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018….

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 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

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…

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….

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…

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.

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 the third-prize winner in August…

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 is commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017. She is also commended in the Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis 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…

Jack Cooper

Young Poet Mukisa Verrall; in the Young Poets Network 10th anniversary challenge, Gboyega Odubanjo’s People Need Nature challenge, the Climate Crisis and You challenge, the Bletchley Park challenge, the moon…

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…

Irma Kiss Barath

Irma is the second-prize winner in the Poetry and Political Language Challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the Orwell Youth Prize. Irma is also commended in the Poems…

Jayant Kashyap

Jayant is the second-prize winner in the Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis Challenge on Young Poets Network, created in partnership with People Need Nature and judged by Louisa Adjoa…

Dana Blatte

Dana is commended in Young Poets Network‘s 10th anniversary challenge, and in August Challenge #1: Conversation Poems on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Sinéad O’Reilly….

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ran Zhao

Ran is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021, and is a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2020….

Ahana Banerji

Ahana is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021, and a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2019 and 2020….

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….

Ruth Yates

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

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….

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…

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….

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….

Daniella Cugini

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

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…

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….

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….

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…

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….

Euan Sinclair

Euan was commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020, and set and judged August Challenge #2: Inanimate Objects, Do You Have a Soul?, a writing challenge…

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….

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…

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….

Anisha Minocha

Young Poets of the Year Award 2020, and set and judged August Challenge #4: Write to Me – Epistolary Poems, a writing challenge on Young Poets Network in summer 2021….

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. …

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…

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….

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….

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…

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…

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….

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….

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,…

Sinéad O’Reilly

…the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 and 2021, and set and judged August Challenge #1: Conversation Poems, a writing challenge on Young Poets Network in summer 2021….

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…

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….

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….

Sabrina Guo

Sabrina is commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020, and in the Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis Challenge on Young Poets Network, created in partnership…

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…

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….

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.

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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….

Zinnia Hansen

Zinnia is the second-prize winner in August Challenge #3: Inanimate Objects, Do You Have A Soul? on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Euan…

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…

Eva Thomas

Eva is commended in August Challenge #1: Conversation Poems on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Sinéad O’Reilly….

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….

Emma Chan

Emma is commended in August Challenge #2: Write the Absurd on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Mukisa Verrall; and in the Poetry and Political Language Challenge…

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