Joanna’s compact and thought-provoking poem Date Night should undoubtedly strike a chord with many readers in the way that it focuses not only on climate change but also questions how safe is it on the streets at night for someone alone.
Introducing Young Poet Efe Imoyin-Omene from Norwich
Our next young poet is Emoefeoghene Imoyin-Omene from Norwich who tells us, “because you’re cool, you can call me Efe.” … More
Young Poets from around the world: Introducing Sindri Sparkle Freyr from Reykjavik
Sindri Sparkle Freyr is a young poet from Reykyavik UNESCO City of Literature who explores issues of identity and illustrates their work. Enjoy!
New writers for Becoming a Poet
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.
Piecing key themes together
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.
The Foyle 2021 Launches
In March 2021, the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award for 2021 was launched. Natasha Ryan who is one … More
International Women’s Day 2021: Poems
Happy International Women’s Day 2021! Today, we celebrate some of our favourite poems by women. We’re each selected a handful … More
Writing Retreats in the Pandemic: An Update from Arvon
February is usually the month when the Foyle’s winners meet at The Hurst for an exciting, week-long writing retreat. Arvon … More
Science and Poetry: Atomic poems
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.