Mary Webster

Mary is the 2nd p rize winner in the 11-15 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge on Young Poets Network….

Beth Davies

Beth is a winner in the Winter Poems challenge on Young Poets Network, and highly commended in its 2017 August challenge #2, themed around place….

Jerrold Yam

Jerrold Yam is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Dawn’ challenge and is the runner-up in the British Library Animal Tales Challenge 2015…

Julia Webb

…Arches Press in 2016. Her poems have appeared in various publications including: Poetry News, Other Poetry and Ink, Sweat and Tears. She was recently one of the ‘Young Poets Centre…

Natalie Linh Bolderston

Young Poets Network Golden Shovel challenge, judged by Peter Kahn; and has also won prizes in the moon poetry challenge, the Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize 2018 and the 2018 August…

Isaac Silver

Isaac is the first-prize winner in the Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize 2018 on Young Poets Network….

William Thomas

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

Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson’s poem ‘Balotelli’ was commissioned as part of the Thinking Outside the Penalty Box project, in a partnership with The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network on a challenge celebrating extraordinary…

Amy Dowler

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

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….

Isabella Jiang

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

Chris Matthews

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

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…

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 Reilly

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

Meg Roseman

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

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….

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…

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….

Daniel Baksi

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

Daisy Hirst

Winner of the Simon Elvin Young Poets of 1998 and 1999.

Alister MacQuarrie

Alister MacQuarrie is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’, ‘Future’ and ‘Like Starlings’ poetry challenges….

Elsie Hayward

Elsie is the first-prize winner of the Artlyst Art to Poetry challenge and the first-prize winner of the Ode to (Small) Joy challenge on Young Poets Network. She is also…

Sarahana Chemjong

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

H Mosforth

This poet is a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network….

Beth Bayliss

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

Dan Fitt-Palmer

Dan 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….

Alice Cattley

Alice Cattley is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Automatic writing’ and ‘Translation’ challenges….

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….

Maia Brown

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

A.B.

A.B. is a winner of Young Poets Network challenges ‘Palimpsest Poetry – the Greys Court Challenge’, ‘Automatic writing’, and ‘Shakespeare’s shoes’….

Jayant Kashyap

Jayant is the third-prize winner in the Bletchley Park challenge  on Young Poets Network. He is also commended in the tree poetry challenge and in the fourth Bloodaxe Archive challenge,…

Sugar J

Sugar J’s poem ‘Give Invisible’ was commissioned as part of the Thinking Outside the Penalty Box project, in a partnership with The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network on a challenge celebrating…

Anna Leader

Anna Leader is a winner of Young Poets Network poetry challenges including ‘Different Voices’ and ‘Poems go visiting’….

Jamie Hancock

Jamie is a 3rd prize winner in the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2017 on Young Poets Network, and is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge. He is also a winner in the…

Harry Parks

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

Jamie Smith

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

Elinor Clark

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

Aisha Siddique

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

Katherine Seagan

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

Neighbourhood

The young man has finished his lunch and is picking his teeth behind his hand. The bird scratches in the cage, showering him with canary seed and bird droppings. I…

Warsan Shire

…My Mother How To Give Birth, a poetry pamphlet published by flipped eye. In October 2013, Shire was also selected from a shortlist of six young bards as the first…

The Tale of a Chivalrous and Gallant Knight

…Now their champion hath betrayed, And came to young Cameron’s aid. It seemed that Blair’s power would fade.   Thus when the time came for election, Blair to his men…

On and Off the Wall

…a votive basket placed on the cared-for grave of a young girl — a few of her toys tucked inside — a cloth doll swaddled in lace, eyes stitched in…

Hating Men

…we were in a grocery store. It is important to know that earlier in the day a customer had smashed a bottle of rosemary and peppermint shampoo. A young man,…

They creep around…

…it’s always the same, For these demons that come have only one aim, They seek out the young and the pure of heart, Then they tear at their soul and…

Aisling Fahey

…DVD poetry in performance resource sent to every school in UK. She was a member of the Barbican Young Poets and Roundhouse Collective. In 2014 Aisling was appointed Young Poet Laureate…

The book stall outside King’s Cross station

“A penny for a tale, young master?” The crone called from her stall. “Find out how Dr Jekyll Attended his latest ball.” Her corset was laced crooked, Though her shoes…

The Tailor’s Three Sons

…is hard to imagine enough room for even one young boy to sit down. I think of the sons because when night came at last, and the whirr of machines…

Trainee Priest at Rochuskapelle

…me, young when he gave himself to God. While the priests are diluting wine I would have him tug off his sack, step down, walk… I will lie him across…

Gen

…word they’ve #’d or abbreviated, each god they’ve never worshipped, every song they’ve downloaded, shook their arses to or sung, I say bow down, bow down, the young, the young….

Nine nights

…yard. Till he mother fell down under the weight of her dead son. So young she muttered so young. Song Grief song is a different story. A clap of hands…

Katie Hale

…of The Poetry Review. She has twice won the Anne Pierson Award, and in 2010 won the Ver Poets Young Writers’ Prize. In 2011/12, she was a Barbican Young Poet….

Maple

…a small tree As if I would not grow They named me after an old tree As if I was not young They named me after a living tree And…

xu zhimo’s willow

…of the younger couples pay attention:     young professionals from beijing, i think, they collect these kinds of stories like toy trains and             action figures. the grandmas stop listening,…

Kat Francois

…Festival. Kat has worked with young people for many years, as a youth worker, PHSE Facilitator, also teaching dance, drama, poetry and performance skills. Kat was recently invited to host…

Mountain Bikers in the Trenches

Heads down boys! Here they come again the bold army of young men in bright helmets coursing down our nettled lane to jump the training trenches we dug a wild…

Noah’s Notes (Preliminary)

…a grub. When the starling speaks in French, you must listen. The hare may not always be a Christian. The moth found on a young boy’s kimono sleeve brings sorrow….

Playing in the Snow

Ice man. Ice man. I sought you on snowy days when I was a young boy. While my family played with sleds or warmed themselves indoors, My purpose was altogether…

Snow White: The anti-fairytale

…decided to visit Snow White, She offered the young lady a poisoned apple, But she was hesitant to take a bite. Snow White politely accepted the gift, On the table…

Emily Franklin

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016.

Polly Fullerton

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

Phil Coales

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009.

Emily Dee

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016.

Phoebe Power

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2009, Phoebe received an Eric Gregory Award in 2012, and her debut collection, Shrines of Upper Austria (Carcanet), was awarded the 2018 Forward Prize…

Phoebe Boswall

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

Allegra Mullan

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016.

Philip Knox

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2005.

Aisha Mango Borja

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 and 2017.

Omar Majeed

A winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2002.

Letitia Chan

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016.

Richard O’Brien

A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2006 and 2007, Richard O’Brien’s publications include The Emmores (The Emma Press, 2014) and A Bloody Mess (Valley Press, 2015), and work in…

Robert Marston

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