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.

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…

Georgie West

Poets Network, judged by Mari Hughes-Edwards, and celebrating Duffy’s legacy as Poet Laureate; she is also commended in the Golden Shovel challenge on Young Poets Network, judged by Peter Kahn….

Annika Cleland-Hura

Annika is the second-prize winner of the W. S. Graham challenge on Young Poets Network as part of Graham’s centenary celebrations, and is highly commended in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge…

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…

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…

Lorna Frankel

Lorna is the 2nd prize winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #1. She is also the 2nd prize winner in the 2016 August Challenge #4, and is a…

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…

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…

Talulah Quinto

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

Lyndsay Coo

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2002 and 2004.

Mine Serizawa

An international winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006.

Magnus Dixon

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2013 and 2014.

Dylan Chaundy

Dylan Chaundy was winner of Foyle Young Poets 2001.

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.

Madelaine Jones

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2008, Madelaine has since been published in e-zines and magazines including Pomegranate and Popshot….

Isaac Graf

An international winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006.

Emily Mercer

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2007.

Lyra Davies

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

Suzanne Antelme

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

Dom Hale

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

Ben Read

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

Ruby Evans

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.

Neave Scott

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

Dan Hitchens

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006.

Sammy Loehnis

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

Daisy Syme-Taylor

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

Max Dixon

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

Laura Marsh

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

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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…

Angela King

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

Laura Wanamaker

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

Maggie Olszewski

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

Laura Harray

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

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…

Kyle Lovell

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

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….

Jesse Rodrigues

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

Isobel Norris

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

Jasmine Burgess

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.

Emily Tesh

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006.

Isla Anderson

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

Ian Burnette

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.

Matthew Ridley

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

Sala Fadelallah

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

Emma Jourdan

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2008.

Eleanor Coy

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

Emily Burns

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

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….

Emma Lister

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

Esme Partridge

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

Emma McNairy

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

Georgie Woodhead

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

JCH Potts

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2004.

Sophie Tait

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

Erica Berry

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

Hannah Keyte

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

Hannah Locke

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009.

Ila Colley

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

Grace Campbell

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

Kiera Hall

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010.

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.

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.

Sala Fadelallah

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.

Katie Willy

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2007.

Joel Lipson

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