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…

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

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

Abby Meyer

Abby is the 1st prize-winner in the Young Poets Network I Am the Universe challenge, the 2nd prize-winner in the Nearlyology challenge and a runner-up in the Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and…

Maya Little

…Volume challenge on Young Poets Network, and is highly commended in the 2017 August challenge #1, themed around edgelands. She is also a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Bookshelf’ poetry challenge….

Maya Miro Johnson

Maya is a first-prize-winner in the Young Poets Network 2017 August challenge #2, themed around place, and highly commended in the Nearlyology challenge on Young Poets Network….

Hannah Hodgson

Hannah is the second prize winner in the second Bloodaxe Archive challenge on Young Poets Network, about White Space, and is commended in the fourth Bloodaxe Archive challenge, Take Note….

Annie Fan

Annie is second-prize winner in the 16-18 age category in the End Hunger UK challenge on Young Poets Network and highly commended in the Nearlyology challenge. They are also a runner-up in the BBC Proms…

Nirvana Yarger

Nirvana is a commended poet in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #1. She is also commended in the secondary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition on Young Poets Network….

The Apple Tree

You told me once that growing up was like walking up a downwards escalator. I think I was too young to understand back then: I thought of time as a…

Helen Mort

…won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize. Her latest collection is No Map Could Show Them (Chatto & Windus, 2016). Helen is a five times winner of Foyle Young Poets of the…

A.K. Blakemore

…and The Best of British Poetry 2015. She was a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2007 and 2008. A K Blakemore lives and works in London….

Richard Osmond

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005. Richard’s poetry has been published in n+1, Fuselit, The Literateur and The Financial Times, among others, and appears in the…

Angela King

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018.

Emily Burns

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2012.

Erica Berry

An international winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2007 and 2008.

Emily Mercer

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2007.

Trinity Robinson

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019.

Thomas Frost

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019.

Laura Wanamaker

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011.

Kajol Marathe

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015….

Laura Marsh

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005 and 2006.

Dan Hitchens

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006.

Maggie Olszewski

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018.

Esme Partridge

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013.

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…performances, readings and competitions, The Poetry Society champions poetry for all ages. As well as the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, The Poetry Society runs the National Poetry…

Max Dixon

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017.

Daisy Syme-Taylor

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

Sammy Loehnis

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018.

Jack Sagar

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015….

Neave Scott

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017.

Dawn Lim

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2004.

Ruby Evans

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017.

Ben Read

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015….

Dom Hale

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009 and 2010.

Suzanne Antelme

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Awards 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Lyra Davies

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017.

Georgie Woodhead

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018….

Ian Macartney

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015….

Eleanor Coy

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010 and 2011.

Laura Harray

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013.

Raymond Antrobus

…to be awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre. In 2019 he is a judge of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award….

Sinéad Morrissey

…recently taken up a new position as Chair of Creative Writing at Newcastle University. She was one of two judges of the 2017 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award….

Emily Tesh

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006.

Sala Fadelallah

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014.

Hannah Keyte

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014.

Jenny Walker

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011.

Kyle Lovell

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014.

Jesse Rodrigues

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2012.

Emma Jourdan

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2008.

Matthew Ridley

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014.

Lydia Stone

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015….

Audrey Spensley

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014.

Jessica Mayhew

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011.

Jessica Walker

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013.

Sophia Tait

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014.

Maud Mullan

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award in 2015.

Joe Heap

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2004.

Anne Widdowson

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014.

Libby Russell

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019.

JCH Potts

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2004.

Hannah Locke

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009.

Emma McNairy

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011.

Flora Thomas

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006.

Grace Campbell

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013.

Emma Lister

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013.

Hazel Perryman

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2003 and 2004.

Ian Burnette

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013.

Isla Anderson

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014.

Ila Colley

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013….

Jasmine Burgess

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014.

Theophilus Kwek

Theophilus Kwek was a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2010 and has published four volumes of poetry: most recently The First Five Storms, which won the New Poets’ Prize in…

Isobel Norris

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006….

Joel Lipson

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011.

Sala Fadelallah

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014.

Annie Davison

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019.

Katie Willy

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2007.