Katherine Spencer-Davies

Katherine Spencer-Davies was a runner-up in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2016, 12-18 category.

Jason Khan

Jason Khan was a runner-up in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2016, 12-18 category….

Freya Upton

Freya is a commended poet in the secondary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition….

Nirvana Yarger

Nirvana is a commended poet in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #1. She is also commended in the secondary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition on Young Poets Network….

Barirah Ashfak

Barirah is a commended poet in the secondary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition….

Howard Laughton

…in Creative Writing at the University of Kent. In 2014 he was published in Butcher’s Dog, and, way back when, he won the best £100 ever for another competition poem….

Rachel Burns

Rachel was a runner-up in the 19+ category in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2019.

John Gohorry

…sequence Thirty Three Ostrich Cadenzas appeared from Shoestring in 2017. His poem ‘Lost’ won the 2008 Keats/Shelley Memorial Association Poetry Competition. He is poet-in-residence at David’s Bookshop, Letchworth Garden City….

Sam Williams

Sam is a commended poet in the secondary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition….

Margaret Black

Margaret is a commended poet in the primary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition….

Renée Orleans-Lindsay

…Poets Network, created in partnership with People Need Nature and judged by Louisa Adjoa Parker. She was a runner-up in the 12-18 category in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2019….

Roahn Mohindru

Roahn is a commended poet in the primary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition….

George Evans

George is a commended poet in the primary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition….

Charlie Lambert

Charlie is a commended poet in the primary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition….

Joyce Chen

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…

Caroline Smith

…journals, she has twice won prizes in the Troubadour Poetry Competition. Smith has had work set to music, broadcast on the BBC and is also the author of a musical…

Annemarie Austin

Annemarie Austin was born in Devon. She won the Cheltenham Literature Festival Poetry Competition in 1980, and her first collection, The Weather Coming (1987), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation….

Rachel Curzon

Rachel Curzon was the winner in the over 19 category in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2018.

Theo Lewis

Theo is commended in the tree poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, and a third-prize-winner of the Young Poets Network 2017 August challenge #1, themed around edgelands. He is also a 2014…

Gilda Hanson

Gilda is a commended poet in the primary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition….

Isabel White

Isabel was one of the runners-up in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2017….

Jake Talbot

Jake is the overall winner of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition in the primary category.

M. G. Leibowitz

…Her first poetry collection, Hypatia at the Museum, was the winner of the Finishing Line Press 2019 New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition, and is forthcoming in the fall of 2020….

Emily Breeds

…winner in the 2019 August challenge #2 on how-to poetry, written and judged by Foyle Young Poet Fiyinfoluwa Oladipo. She is a winner in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2017.   …

Cia Mangat

…written and judged by poet Rishi Dastidar, on Young Poets Network; is commended in the Riddle Me This poetry challenge; and is a runner-up in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2017. …

Colette Spaul

Colette is a commended poet in the secondary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition. Colette is also a winner of the Christina Broom & the Suffragettes writing challenge.  …

Rhiannon Williams

Rhiannon is a winner in our Christina Broom and the Suffragettes writing challenge and in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2015….

Jamie Seymour

Jamie is a runner-up of the mini competition Become a Literary Translator, run in collaboration with the British Council….

Nirankar Phull

Nirankar is a runner-up in the mini competition Become a Literary Translator, run in collaboration with the British Council….

K.V. Skene

K.V. Skene is a Canadian poet whose work has been widely published. A winner of the erbacce prize for poetry 2018, her collection Unoriginal Sins was published recently by erbacce-press….

Games Mistress

…’em ups like Unreal Tournament and Quake – she’ll go to any lengths for competition’s sake. Kids watch her playing demos hour after hour, marvelling at her knowledge, speed and…

Vasiliki Albedo

…in developing countries . In 2017 she placed second in the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre competition (EAL), and won joint third place in the Brian Dempsey Memorial prize. She’s been…

David Van-Cauter

…commended in the Stanza competition. He is a personal tutor and editor. He loves board games, music, cats and being spontaneous. He was MC for North Herts at the Stanza…

Annabelle Fuller

Annabelle Fuller is the winner of the under 19 category of the 2018 BBC Proms Poetry Competition.

Miranda Peake

…won the Mslexia Poetry Competition. She works at the Royal Academy of Dance where she is Programme Manager for Step into Dance, a community dance programme for schools in London….

from Thomas Hobbes (1588–) Works Motherhood

…and the individual’s natural state of fear, competition and violence: every man is enemy to every man; two bodies cannot exist in the same place. Children? It’s a no-brainer! The…

The pirate inside

…bridging loan on a pink Jag, is about to leave England for Jamaica – but will pay her back when he can.   And on the morning of the competition

Victoria Gatehouse

Victoria Gatehouse is a poet and medical researcher. Her work has been published in many magazines including The North, Magma, The Rialto and Mslexia. Competition wins include Iklley, Otley and…

Paul Talbot

Paul went hell-for-leather writing poems in his teens, and won a regional youth poetry competition, but then stopped. He has just started to write again in earnest during the last…

Sharon Black

…2015. She was a winner in the Poetry News Members’ Poems Competition on the theme of ‘Gold’. Sharon is from Scotland but now lives in the south of France. www.sharonblack.co.uk…

Penny Ouvry

Penny Ouvry lives in Amersham in Buckinghamshire. She completed a Lancaster University poetry MA in 2014 and has since been published in Artemis, Envoi and two FISH competition anthologies….

Mathilde Jansen-Toft

Mathilde is a runner-up in the Under 19s category of the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2018.

Aidan Tulloch

Aidan is a runner-up in the Under 19s category of the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2018.

Nairn Kennedy

Nairn Kennedy lives in Yorkshire, has been published in Ambit, and has twice been shortlisted in the Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Competition….

Ian Harker

Ian was a runner-up in the over 19 category in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2018.

Monica Selzer

Monica is a commended poet in the primary category of the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition.