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….

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…

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

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…

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….

William Snelling

William is commended in Gboyega Odubanjo’s People Need Nature challenge on Young Poets Network in 2020 and the 2019 poetry translation challenge with Modern Poetry in Translation, judged by Clare…

Angelique Cridland

Angelique Cridland is a commended poet in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #1. She is also a winner of other Young Poets Network poetry challenges including ‘Censorship’ and…

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…

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…

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

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…

Amelia Doherty

Amelia is a first-prize winner in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and Jen Hadfield. She is also second-prize winner in the Young Poets Network 2017 August challenge…

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. Nat also won The Poetry Society’s inaugural Timothy…

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….

Zainab Ismail

Zainab Ismail is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Freud and the unconscious’ poetry challenge, and a commended poet in the Melting Ice challenge 2017 on Young Poets Network….

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…

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

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….

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…

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…

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…

Jack Cooper

Jack is the first-prize winner of the second Bloodaxe Archive challenge on Young Poets Network, about White Space. He is the second-prize winner of the Ode to (Small) Joy challenge,…

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…

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…

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…

Sala Fadelallah

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

Katie Willy

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2007.

Lulu Marken

Lulu is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021….

Alex Dunton

Alex is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021….

Julia Rampen

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

Amy Saunders

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

Anja Livesey

Anja is a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021….

Emma Jourdan

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2008.

Emma Lister

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.

Erica Berry

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

Esme Partridge

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

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.

Hannah Locke

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009.

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.

Emily Tesh

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006.

Emily Mercer

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2007.

Ruby Evans

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

Angela King

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

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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.

Dan Hitchens

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006.

Neave Scott

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

Maggie Olszewski

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

Dawn Lim

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2004.

Ben Read

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

Emily Burns

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

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….

Eleanor Coy

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

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…

Jessica Walker

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

Jessica Mayhew

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

Audrey Spensley

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

Matthew Ridley

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.

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….

Kyle Lovell

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.

Sophia Tait

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.

Maud Mullan

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