February is usually the month when the Foyle’s winners meet at The Hurst for an exciting, week-long writing retreat. Arvon … More
As we move into the Year of the Ox, an animal symbolising hard work, intelligence and reliability, Young Poets’ Stories is celebrating its one year anniversary. To celebrate this turn of the year, Richard and Sue have been delving into the symbol of the Ox in different faiths, beliefs and in poetry. We hope the images, stories and poems will inspire your own writing.
During Lockdown (version 2) Jo Bell, a former Canal Laureate and all round poetry wonder woman, published a daily writing … More
On Monday this week distinguished poet Ruth Padel gave a reading in the Nottingham Poetry Festival 2020 from her new … More
Experiment with writing fibs or atomic poems by using the atomic poetry generator. The generator draws on the Fibonacci sequence, found in the natural world, to determine the word count and line structure of your poem.
Erin Blaney is an A level student at Bilborough College in Nottingham. She wrote her Piece on Pandemic poem very recently. We think she captures in such a spare and thought-provoking way the strange uncertainties and contradictory feelings of the times that she is living through.
During what has been a very strange July and August 2020 for everyone we have really enjoyed interviewing our sample … More
For many young people, their only exposure to poetry is through their English teacher. Reading and analysing poetry … More
I’m the Learning and Participation Manager at The Poetry Society. Before that, I was Head of Programmes at The Poetry … More
The Foyle Young Poets winners (and highly commended poets) have been coming to The Hurst, Arvon’s writing centre in Shropshire, … More