BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2018 Winners

View this post on Instagram We're gearing up for the @bbc_proms Poetry Competition radio broadcast which will be on @bbcradio3 later this evening. Tune in to hear the winning poems inspired by this year's proms programme! A post shared by ThePoetrySociety (@thepoetrysociety) on Sep 3, 2018 at 9:33am PDT We had an amazing time at […]

Foyle Friday 10: Rachel Hard on getting into publishing

Welcome to the tenth (and final) Foyle Friday feature! #FoyleFriday will continue on YPN’s Twitter and Facebook as we spotlight Foyle anthologies from the past twenty years, and you can find links to all the Foyle Friday features below. In this last feature, we hear from Rachel Hard, who was a commended Foyle Young Poet in […]

Young Poets Takeover: a review by Maud Mullan

Our Foyle Young Poets intern Maud Mullan reviews the second Young Poets Takeover, a performance by young poets at The Poetry Café on 21 August 2018. On a quiet London street, a few passers-by glanced curiously at the loud, chattering group spilling out of The Poetry Café at 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon. We were […]

Foyle Friday 9: Jay Bernard, Phoebe Power and Imogen Cassels

Welcome to our ninth Foyle Friday feature! This week we’re speaking to Jay Bernard, Phoebe Power and Imogen Cassels about their work in film, poetry and academia, and the joy of befriending fellow young poets. Jay Bernard   FYP: Commended in 2004 and winner in 2005. What did winning mean to you? Foyle is a […]

Foyle Friday 8: Sarah Howe and Meredith LeMaître

For our eighth Foyle Friday, we’ve invited Foyle Young Poet and Young Poets Networker Meredith LeMaître to interview award-winning poet, lecturer and fellow Foyler Sarah Howe. They discuss Sarah’s first introduction to the poetry world, what she is doing now to improve diversity in poetry and reviewing, and the questions she’s been trying to explore […]

Foyle Friday 7: Peter LaBerge in conversation with Margot Armbruster

Peter LaBerge was a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2012. He founded the internationally renowned poetry magazine The Adroit Journal, offering opportunities and prizes to young poets across the USA and the globe – and has also published two chapbooks himself. In this seventh Foyle Friday feature, Peter is interviewed by Foyle Young Poet Margot Armbruster, […]

Foyle Friday 6: Hattie Grunewald and Phoebe Walker

Welcome to our sixth Foyle Friday! We are delighted to speak to two Foyle Young Poets of 2009: literary agent Hattie Grunewald, who coincidentally represents fellow Foyle Young Poet Anbara Salam; and Phoebe Walker, TOAST poet and former editor of Young Poets Network. Find out how their creative careers began with Foyle, and all they’ve […]

Foyle Friday 5: Michael Donkor & Anbara Salam

In our fifth Foyle Friday special we speak to two poets who have gone on to become acclaimed novelists: Michael Donkor and Anbara Salam. Both are represented by the agency Blake Friedmann, and Anbara is represented by agent Hattie Grunewald, another Foyle Young Poet (stay tuned for more). The Award can launch your literary career […]

Foyle Friday 4: Amanda Chong and Phoebe Stuckes

Welcome to the fourth instalment of Foyle Friday, our series of interviews with former Foyle Young Poets and judges celebrating 20 years of the Award. This week we’re featuring two super talented FYP winners: Singaporean lawyer and poet Amanda Chong, and six-time winner and Poetry Business author Phoebe Stuckes. If you are 11-17, or you […]

Foyle Friday 3: Jade Cuttle, Richard Osmond & Laura Potts

For our third Foyle Friday, we’re speaking to award-winning writers Jade Cuttle, Richard Osmond and Laura Potts – three exciting voices in contemporary poetry who kick-started their careers with the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. Just over two weeks until the 2018 Award closes… Jade Cuttle FYP: Commended twice, in 2010 and 2012. […]