Anne Widdowson

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

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.

JCH Potts

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2004.

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….

Jenna Hunt

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

Sala Fadelallah

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

Joe Heap

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2004.

Rachel Bruce

Rachel is commended in the Mary Wollstonecraft challenge on Young Poets Network, written and judged by Bee Rowlatt of the Mary on the Green campaign, and in August Challenge #1:…

Lillie Elsworth

Lillie is the third-prize winner in August Challenge #1: Conversation Poems on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Sinéad O’Reilly….

Michael McKimm

…poems have featured in publications including The Shuffle Anthology and Eyewear Publishing’s Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam. Michael was a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in 2001….

Brooke Slater

Brooke is commended in August Challenge #1: Conversation Poems on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Sinéad O’Reilly….

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….

Priya Abularach

Priya is a 2020 commended Foyle Young Poet, and is commended in the 2021 poetry translation challenge with Modern Poetry in Translation, judged by Clare Pollard, on Young Poets Network….

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…

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. She is commended in August Challenge…

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….

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…

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…

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…

Madeleine Oliver

Madeleine is the first-prize winner in August Challenge #1: Conversation Poems on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Sinéad O’Reilly….

Rian Paton

Rian is a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2019. They wrote and judged August Challenge #4: The Spoken Word Challenge on Young Poets Network in 2020….

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….

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….

Ife Olatona

Ife is a commended Foyle Young Poet of 2019. He wrote and judged August Challenge #3: Repetition & Imagery on Young Poets Network in 2020….

ShengYao Liu

ShengYao Liu is the second-prize winner in August Challenge #1: Conversation Poems on Young Poets Network in 2021, set and judged by Foyle Young Poet Sinéad O’Reilly….

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,…

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…

Carolyn Forché

…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 Foundation,…

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…

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….

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…

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…

L E Harris

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2003.

Giovanni Rose

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

Kim Clark

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010.

Gaia Rose Harper

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

Hollie Fovargue

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

Kiera Hall

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the year 2010.

Sophie Tait

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

Allie Spensley

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

Jean Klurfeld

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

Apollo

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

Sarisha Mehta

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

Riona Millar

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

Elaine Choy

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

Mukahang Limbu

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

Haf Davies

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

Tae Suzumiya

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Elizabeth Barton

…has always loved writing and enjoys taking part in seminar groups at the Poetry School, as well as activities with The Poetry Society Stanza Mole Valley Poets, for whom she…

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….

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…

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…

Luke Kennard

…the University 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…

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….

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…

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….

Elizabeth Gibson

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

Emma Reilly

Emma is highly commended in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and Jen Hadfield….

Daniel Clark

Daniel is commended in the Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis Challenge on Young Poets Network, created in partnership with People Need Nature and judged by Louisa Adjoa Parker….

Hero Bain

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

Yvanna Vien Tica

Yvanna is commended in the Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis Challenge on Young Poets Network, created in partnership with People Need Nature and judged by Louisa Adjoa Parker….

Amy Dowler

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

Joelle Taylor

…inspired by workshops engaging groups of vulnerable women across the UK. Speaking to refugees, prisoners, young mothers, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, the collection powerfully evokes the struggles…

Emily Boyle

Emily is commended in the Carol Ann Duffy challenge on Young Poets Network, judged by Mari Hughes-Edwards, and celebrating Duffy’s legacy as Poet Laureate….

Meg Roseman

Meg is a commended poet in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #4. …

Maia Brown

Maia is commended in the 2019 poetry translation challenge on Young Poets Network with Modern Poetry in Translation, judged by Clare Pollard….

Brooke Nind

Brooke is the third-prize winner in the Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis Challenge on Young Poets Network, created in partnership with People Need Nature and judged by Louisa Adjoa…

Hebe Fryer

Hebe is commended in the Carol Ann Duffy challenge on Young Poets Network, judged by Mari Hughes-Edwards, and celebrating Duffy’s legacy as Poet Laureate….

Emma Yeo

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

Emma Chan

Emma is commended in the Poetry and Political Language Challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the Orwell Youth Prize….

Nick Makoha

…Box team, which partnered with The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network on a challenge celebrating extraordinary lives of African footballers in 2018. His commissioned poem, three other commissioned poems, the…

Hannah Aston

Hannah is commended in the Poetry and Political Language Challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the Orwell Youth Prize….

Chris Matthews

Chris is a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2….

Isabella Jiang

Isabella is commended in the 2019 poetry translation challenge on Young Poets Network with Modern Poetry in Translation, judged by Clare Pollard….

Matthew Hayhurst

Matthew is commended in the second Bloodaxe Archive challenge on Young Poets Network, in which Sinéad Morrissey asked for poems using white space….

Lauren Aspery

Lauren is the second-prize winner of the Carol Ann Duffy challenge on Young Poets Network, judged by Mari Hughes-Edwards, and celebrating Duffy’s legacy as Poet Laureate….

Hannah Ross

Hannah is commended in the second Bloodaxe Archive challenge on Young Poets Network, in which Sinéad Morrissey asked for poems using white space….