Hazel Vimbainashe Kamuriwo

Hazel is a second-prize winner in the Thinking Outside the Penalty Box challenge on Young Poets Network….

Mary Webster

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

Beatriz Santos

Beatriz is commended in the Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize 2018 on Young Poets Network….

Jonathan Huish

Jonathan is commended in the third Bloodaxe Archive challenge, The Re-Re-Re-Drafting Challenge, on Young Poets Network….

Olivia Shaw

Olivia is commended in the third Bloodaxe Archive challenge, The Re-Re-Re-Drafting Challenge, on Young Poets Network….

Gemma Bird

Gemma is commended in the Erasure Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network….

Jude Leese

Jude is the third-prize winner of the Keats challenge on Young Poets Network, part of The Poetry Society’s celebrations of Keats’s bicentenary in 2021….

Freya Cook

Freya is commended in the Keats challenge on Young Poets Network, part of The Poetry Society’s celebrations of Keats’s bicentenary in 2021….

Linda Phan

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

Gabriel Akamo

…the Southbank Centre with other emerging poets. Previous performances also include ‘Jawdance’, ‘Tongue Fu’, and recording for ‘Peace Camp 2012’ and ‘Goodbye Piccadilly’, the London Transport Museum’s Centenary exhibition. Gabriel…

Amber Garma

Amber is the 1st prize winner in the Who is Giselle? poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Olivia Tuck

Olivia is the first-prize winner of the Keats challenge on Young Poets Network, part of The Poetry Society’s celebrations of Keats’s bicentenary in 2021….

Katie Beviss

Katie Beviss is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘No Man’s Land’ and ‘Poem on a postcard’ poetry challenges….

Lily Smart

Lily is the 3rd prize winner in the 16-18 age category in the Turn Up the Volume 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…

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….

Sarah Cassidy

Sarah is the first-prize winner of the Erasure Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network….

Josiah Mortimer

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

Helen Zhou

Helen Zhou is a winner of a number of Young Poets Network poetry challenges, including ‘Like Starlings’ and ‘Why should anyone care?’….

Helen Bowell

Helen Bowell is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ and ‘No Man’s Land’ poetry challenges….

Benedict Mulcare

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

James Wijesinghe

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

Tara Awate

Tara is the third-prize winner of the Erasure Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network….

Filippo Rossi

Filippo is commended in the Erasure Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network….

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…

Karishma Sangtani

Karishma is commended in the Erasure Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network….

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…

Sairah Ahsan

Sairah is commended in the Ode to (Small) Joy challenge on Young Poets Network, and in the Keats challenge, part of The Poetry Society’s celebrations of Keats’s bicentenary in 2021….

Charmayne Board

Charmayne is commended in the Erasure Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network….

Mallika John

Mallika is commended in the Erasure Poetry Challenge on Young Poets Network….

Isaac Silver

Isaac is the first-prize winner in the Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize 2018 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….

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Poplars

…greed? That I’m a young brother who fits the description, tying his shoes as he heads out for a jog that will end his life? Or a young sister in…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Laura Wanamaker

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

Erin Hateley

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

Evie Alam

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

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….

Kajol Marathe

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

Ian Macartney

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

Laura Marsh

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

Briancia Mullings

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

Jack Sagar

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