We were overwhelmed by the response to our call for additional young writers for Becoming a Poet to be published … More
Writing opportunity for young poets aged 13- 25, who are beginning to break through into the poetry scene with some success in Slam, Spoken Word or page-based work.
We are deeply immersed in drawing out key themes from the interviews conducted over the last two years with Foyle Young Poets and mentors. All the interviews are proving to be highly thought-provoking. Our participants have given us so much rich interview data to reflect on and thematic strands are emerging for further discussion with the Advisory Board in June.
In March 2021, the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award for 2021 was launched. Natasha Ryan who is one … More
Happy International Women’s Day 2021! Today, we celebrate some of our favourite poems by women. We’re each selected a handful … More
February is usually the month when the Foyle’s winners meet at The Hurst for an exciting, week-long writing retreat. Arvon … 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.
We love a poem at Young Poets’ Stories, so to mark National Poetry Day 2020, we’re sharing our favourite poems … More
Vicky Macleroy is a Reader in Education at Goldsmiths, University of London. Alongside Jim Anderson, Vicky has led the ‘Critical … More