Audrey Spensley

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

Jack Sagar

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

Riona Millar

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

Ben Read

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

Laura Wanamaker

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

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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 Marsh

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

Kajol Marathe

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

Jenny Walker

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

Thomas Frost

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

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…

Meredith LeMaître

Meredith is the second-prize winner in the 11-15 age category in the End Hunger UK challenge on Young Poets Network, and is a commended Foyle Young Poet of 2017 and…

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…

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…

Anne Kwok

Anne is a commended Foyle Young Poet of 2019 and the second-prize winner of the Artlyst Art to Poetry challenge on Young Poets Network….

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…

Emma Miao

Emma is a commended Foyle Young Poet of 2019 and the third-prize winner of the Artlyst Art to Poetry challenge on Young Poets Network….

Esther Kim

Esther is a commended Foyle Young Poet of 2019 and is commended in the Artlyst Art to Poetry challenge on Young Poets Network….

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….

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….

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…

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…

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…

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….

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Lyndsay Coo

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

Talulah Quinto

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

Trinity Robinson

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

Elaine Choy

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

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…

Haf Davies

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

Mukahang Limbu

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

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….

Tae Suzumiya

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

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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….

Emma White

Emma is a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Kyle Liang

Kyle is a second-prize winner in the Wish List 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….

Sairah Ahsan

Sairah is commended in the Ode to (Small) Joy challenge on Young Poets Network. …

Crystal Grimshaw

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

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….

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,…

Zara Shams

Zara is the first-prize winner in Ankita Saxena’s protest poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, remembering 100 years of the women’s vote in the UK….

Rosie Levene

Rosie is a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Joyce Chen

…is one of two runners-up in the 12-18 category of the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2019. She is commended in the Ode to (Small) Joy challenge on Young Poets Network. …

Asmaa Jama

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

Bronwen Brenner

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

Emma Yeo

Emma Yeo is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Poem on a postcard’ poetry challenge…

Freya Wilson

Freya Wilson is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Dramatic monologue’ and ‘Song writing’ poetry challenges….

Rishi Dastidar

…member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, he is also chair of the London writer development organisation Spread The Word. Rishi wrote and judged the meme poetry challenge on Young Poets Network….

I Dream

A collaborative poem by Young Poets Network users I dream that when I’m older I would be able to play really good on the piano. I dream loud for ultra-reality….

Jacob Wright

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