Amy Saunders

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

Annie Davison

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

Dana Collins

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

Maud Mullan

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

Julia Rampen

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

Flora Thomas

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2006.

Jean Klurfeld

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

L E Harris

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2003.

Kim Clark

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010.

Audrey Spensley

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

Rachel Lewis

Rachel Lewis is a winner of Young Poets Network Dramatic Monologue, Cape Farewell, and Ways to be Wilder poetry challenges. She was also a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2009…

Eisha Tandon

Eisha is the second prize winner in August challenge #1 2019: Photographic Poetry – Capture the Moment on Young Poets Network, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Andrew Pettigrew….

Emma Rowley

Emma 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….

Felix Stokes

Felix is the first-prize winner in the Nearlyology challenge on Young Poets Network; he is also the first-prize winner in August challenge #3 2019 on meta-poetry, written and judged by…

Sophie Stephenson-Wright

In 2010 Sophie’s poem ‘Whalesong’ was one of three chosen to appear on Young Poets on the Underground posters (appearing on London’s underground trains) and was published in Macmillan Poetry’s…

Morven Grey

Eisha is the third prize winner in August challenge #1 2019: Photographic Poetry – Capture the Moment on Young Poets Network, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Andrew Pettigrew….

Jake Reynolds

Jake Reynolds is a former Foyle Young Poet and participant in the Hands across the border poetry project. He is also a winner of the Young Poets Network poetry challenges…

Frances Galleymore

Poets website, August 2017: We were deeply saddened by the recent death of Frances Galleymore, a longstanding member of Highgate Poets. A wonderful poet, and a hugely valued member of the group,…

Carolyn Forché

…Yale Series of Younger Poets by Stanley Kunitz. Her new book In the Lateness of the World is due out with Bloodaxe in 2015. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim…

Julian Stannard

…War (Peterloo Poets, 2001); The Red Zone (Peterloo Poets, 2007); The Parrots of Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli (Salmon, 2011) and The Street of Perfect Love (Worple, 2014). Stannard’s work…

Anne Stewart

f website as a provider of services to poets and is a part-time administrator for Second Light, a network of women poets, was President of the Shortlands Poetry Circle, and…

Catherine Labiran

…performed as a part of National Poetry Day Live at the Royal Festival Hal in 2011  alongside poets such as Simon Armitage, Jo Shapcott and Jackie Kay. She was also…

Alun Lewis

…a bullet wound. Alun Lewis is one of the poets who young poets can respond to in our annual Timothy Corsellis Prize. Find out how you can get involved here….

Sophie Fenella Robinski

…poetry around the UK at venues such as The Roundhouse, The Royal Festival Hall and in July 2013 she was long-listed to be the Young Poet Laureate for London. Her…

Rachel Long

London. She was shortlisted for Young Poet Laureate for London in 2014, and awarded a Jerwood/Arvon Foundation mentorship in 2015. She is Assistant Tutor on the Barbican Young Poets programme 2015-present….

Bridget Collins

Her novels include The Traitor Game (which won the 2009 Branford Boase Award) and The Broken Road. Bridget was of the Poetry Society’s Young Poets of the Year in 1999….

Grand Union Bridge

end my song. Water was a door to an Irish otherworld, a land of glamour for the eternally young, who’d only age if they touched our land. A young suicide…

Untitled haibun

…Paris in the autumn, mixtapes of trip-hop tempo turning in the player and a bottle of flat champagne rolling on the empty seat. Young and free and young and free…

Swapping Places With Grandad

…a young and joyous wife, and walking up stairs without that nagging tug of frustration, because it is beautiful to be young and ready to run, and read in dim…

Marin Cramer

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2008.

Rebecca Hawkes

Rebecca Hawkes is a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2001.

Vicky Hozaifeh

Vicky Hozaifeh is a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2001.

Mark Maguire

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2007.

Mukahang Limbu

Mukahang was a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2016 and 2017. He is also a winner of SLAMbassadors 2017….

Nazanin Soghrati

Nazanin is the second-prize winner in the 2019 August challenge #2 on how-to poetry, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Fiyinfoluwa Oladipo. Nazanin is also commended in the 2018…

Laura Seymour

…take you away. Laura has had poems published in magazines including The New Writer, Fire and Under the Radar. Laura was a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in 2004….

Anna Westwig

Anna is commended in the 2019 August challenge #2 on how-to poetry, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Fiyinfoluwa Oladipo. …

Tae Suzumiya

Tae is commended in the 2019 August challenge #2 on how-to poetry, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Fiyinfoluwa Oladipo. …

Elaine Choy

Elaine is commended in the 2019 August challenge #2 on how-to poetry, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Fiyinfoluwa Oladipo. …

Haf Davies

Haf Davies is a former Foyle Young Poet and participant in the Hands across the border poetry project.

Tom Weir

…the poets featured in the 2012 anthology: Lung Jazz; Young British Poets for Oxfam and has been shortlisted for the Melita Hume prize. His pamphlet, The Outsider, won the 2014…

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Born on August 6, 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, Alfred Tennyson is one of the most well-loved Victorian poets. In 1850, with the publication of In Memoriam, Tennyson became one…

Tom Warner

Tom Warner, commended in the National Poetry Competition 2013, was born in Mansfield. He has received an Eric Gregory Award, a Faber New Poets Award, the Escalator Prize and the…

Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford is a Scottish poet, scholar and critic. He is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews. He was one of the ‘New Generation’ poets in 1994…

Charles Sorley

…a commemorative stamp in 2015, issued by Royal Mail. He is commemorated along with fifteen other poets of the Great War on a slate stone in Westminster Abbey’s Poets Corner….

Edward Thomas

…Robert Frost. Thomas is now widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent British poets of the twentieth century and poems such as ‘Adlestrop’ are among the best-loved in the language….

Kaye Lee

…poetry magazines and anthologies and won prizes in competitions. Belonging to several poetry groups including a local Poetry Society Stanza, Palmers Green Poets, Enfield Poets and Second Light Network gives…

Simon Currie

…University on medical interaction in colonial India and West Indies. He is a member of the Beehive Poets, Bradford, and of the Pennine Poets. He lives in Lower Wharfedale. His…

Illumination

…no such things as poets anymore but there you are. and here I am. and there you are. and here I am. they say there’s no such things as poets

Will Harris

…Bloodaxe anthology Ten: Poets of the New Generation, he was featured in ES Magazine as part of the “new guard” of London poets. His debut pamphlet of poems, All this…

Luke Kennard

…of Birmingham. In 2014 he was named one of the Next Generation Poets by the Poetry Book Society in their once per-decade list of poets “expected to dominate the poetry…

Keith Chandler

…Ten English Poets (Carcanet) in 1977, his poetry has been published in four collections: Kett’s Rebellion (Carcanet, 1982), A Passing Trade (1991), A Different Kind of Smoke (Redbeck, 2001) and…

John Ashbery

…the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award – and an early book, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W.H. Auden for the Yale Younger…

Laurence Binyon

…ashes were scattered, and he is among the Great War poets commemorated on a slate stone in Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner. A quotation from his poem ‘For the Fallen’ featured on a commemorative…

Denise Riley

…Time Lived, Without Its Flow (Capsule Editions, 2011). She’s in Penguin Modern Poets 10 with Douglas Oliver and Ian Sinclair (1996) and Denise Riley: Selected Poems (2000). Her poem, ‘A…

John Jarmain

…shell in 1944. John Jarmain is one of the poets who young poets can respond to in our annual Timothy Corsellis Prize. Find out how you can get involved here….

Bronwen Brenner

Bronwen is the 3rd prize winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network Timothy Corsellis Prize.

Jake Street

Jake is commended in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network and the second-prize winner in the 2018 August challenge #4 on using the vernacular in poetry….

Emma Kemp

Emma Kemp is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Why should anyone care?’ poetry challenge….

Daniel Blokh

Daniel is a winner in the Short Poems challenge and a commended poet in the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2016 on Young Poets Network…

Cecilia Hornyak

Cecilia is commended in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network….

Natalie Thomas

Natalie is the 3rd prize-winner in the I Am the Universe challenge on Young Poets Network….

Sian Mackay

Winner of the Simon Elvin Young Poets of 2000.

James Tierney

James is the 2nd prize-winner in the I Am the Universe challenge on Young Poets Network….

Hero Bain

Hero is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge on Young Poets Network….

Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth is the 2nd prize winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network Timothy Corsellis Prize. 

Michelle Yang

Michelle is commended in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network….

Crystal Grimshaw

Crystal Grimshaw is a winner of Young Poets Network challenges including ‘Automatic writing’ and ‘Shakespeare’s shoes’….

Kyle Liang

Kyle is a second-prize winner in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network….

Christie Suyanto

Christie Suyanto is a winner of Young Poets Network poetry challenges including ‘Kennings’ and ‘Poems go visiting’….

Thurab Sharifi

Thurab is commended in the Bletchley Park challenge on Young Poets Network….

Emma Warren

Emma Warren is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ and ‘Like Starlings’ poetry challenges….

James Wijesinghe

James is a winner in the Winter Poems challenge on Young Poets Network….

Benedict Mulcare

Benedict is a winner in the Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum. 

Richard Goodson

…subsequently published in the Penguin Poetry of Sex, edited by Sophie Hannah. He co-edited Heroes: From Mum to Mandela (Five Leaves, November 2012), an anthology of young people’s poems and…

Emily Ingle

Emily is a winner in the Winter Poems challenge on Young Poets Network….

Peter Kahn

…Along with Patricia Smith and Ravi Shankar, Peter edited The Golden Shovel Anthology:  New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. Peter wrote and judged the Young Poets Network Golden Shovel challenge in…