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.
Young Poets’ Stories: second set of research interviews have begun this week.
February is usually the month when the Foyle’s winners meet at The Hurst for an exciting, week-long writing retreat. Arvon … More
On Monday this week distinguished poet Ruth Padel gave a reading in the Nottingham Poetry Festival 2020 from her new … More
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
‘The Past is a foreign country, they do things differently there.’ I went to school in the 1980s, before the … More