A Tangled Web: Tate Standage reviews The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson

Ahead of the Southbank Centre’s live reading of The Odyssey on 21 October, we’re delighted to have Foyle Young Poet Tate Standage review the first known complete translation of The Odyssey by a woman published in English. Read on to win free tickets and to explore the translation of this epic text with poet and […]

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! You can find links to all the Foyle Friday features below. Today we hear from Rachel Hard, who was a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2009 and now works in publishing as an Assistant Editor in the picture books and partnerships team at Penguin Random House Children’s. […]

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 […]