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….

Jack Little

Jack Little is a participant in the Young Poets Network and a winner of the ‘Why should anyone care?’ poetry challenge….

Anna Farley

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

Charlotte Chalkley

Charlotte is a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum. She is also commended in the moon poetry challenge,…

Quinn Lui

…winner of the 2018 August Challenge #4 on using the vernacular in poetry, and is commended in Bailey Blackburn’s 2018 August challenge #2 on found poems on Young Poets Network….

James Wijesinghe

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

Asmaa Jama

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

Chris Matthews

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

Emma White

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

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…

Anna Leader

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

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….

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….

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….

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…

Emma Reilly

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

Maia Brown

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

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….

Amy Dowler

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

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….

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….

Sarahana Chemjong

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

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….

Harry Parks

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

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….

Aisha Siddique

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

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…

H Mosforth

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

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,…

William Thomas

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

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….

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…

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…

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….

A.B.

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

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,…

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…

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….

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Emily Franklin

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

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.

Emily Dee

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.

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…

Allegra Mullan

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.

Phoebe Boswall

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

Caleb Yong

Caleb Yong is a winner of Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2001.

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…