Foyle Young Poets celebrate huge rise in number of poems entered as winners announced

The Poetry Society has announced today the top 15 winners and 85 commended poets of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 at a virtual prize-giving ceremony.

The top 15 Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2020 are: Imogen Beaumont, 15, Weston-Super-Mare; Linnet Drury, 17, Oxford; Victoria Fletcher, 17, Harrow, London; Anna Gilmore Heezen, 17, Milnathort, Kinrosshire; Preesha Jain, 17, Chelmsfo...

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Poetry by Heart launches seventh national recitation competition for pupils

The Poetry by Heart organisation has launched its 2021 national poetry recitation competition for pupils. The competition is free to enter. Students aged 7-18 (key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5) choose a poem from hundreds available in online anthologies on the Poetry By Heart website. Poems making up the an...

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Deadline nears for Foyle Young Poets of the Year competition

The Poetry Society’s Foyle Young Poets of the Year competition, for poets aged 11-17, is being judged this year by Maura Dooley and Keith Jarrett. The deadline is 31 July. More details  

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Poet in residence Louise Fazackerley reads at school's VE Day event

Pupils of Lily Lane primary school in Moston, Manchester, on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day with an event in which poetry was well to the fore. At the livestream event the school’s poe...

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Deadline nears for Foyle Young Poets competition

The 31 July deadline is looming for this year's Foyle Young Poets of the Year award for poets aged 11-17, with this year’s judges Jackie Kay and Raymond Antrobus. This year’s winners will be announced...

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Performing Pupils’ Cuckoo Collaboration in Marsden the Poetry Village

Two schools, from contrasting areas – one rural, one city - have launched an exciting initiative, a partnership where poetry is used to form friendships, widen pupils’ horizons and build their confide...

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Foyle Young Poets of the Year award is open for entries

The Poetry Society’s Foyle Young Poets of the Year award, open to anyone aged 11-17, will be judged this year by Caroline Bird and Daljit Nagra. Caroline has said that she will be looking for “a poem ...

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Liz Lochhead's Bairnsangs show for young poetry fans at festival

Liz Lochhead, Scotland’s former makar – national poet – will be sharing her favourite poems, old and new, with young poetry fans at StAnza, Scotland’s international poetry festival at St Andrews, next...

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Poetry in the landscape: Felicity's lament for ruined castle

This poem, written by Felicity Lance, at the age of eight in 1997, won a national writing competition for young people that was judged by the poet laureate, Ted Hughes. Felicity’s poem, ‘The Sad Castl...

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Foyle Young Poets top 15 winners are named

The Poetry Society has announced the top 15 winners and 85 commended Foyle Young Poets of the Year. The top 15 are:

Aisha Mango Borja, aged 15, from Oxford;  Eira Murphy, 17, Liverpool; Irina Petra...

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Magazine for young poets wants submissions

Hebe, a poetry magazine that publishes poems by those aged 18 and under, is inviting submissions for its third issue on the theme of “patterns”. They say: “We encourage poets to be creative in their i...

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Deadline nears for Foyle Young Poets competition

Kayo Chingonyi and Sinead Morrissey will be judging the 2017 Foyle Young Poets competition, organised by the Poetry Society for poets aged 11-17. Kayo Chingonyi said: “I will be looking for poems that...

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This was the place to be: primary pupils inspired by Manchester poem perform with panache

This is the place where our future begins; this is the place where hope is alive, in a north Manchester primary school in Moston, just two miles from the Manchester Arena bombing. This is the place wh...

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Penelope Wilton lends a hand at launch of poems written by pupils in literacy project

TV, film and stage star Dame Penelope Wilton was at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax to launch and read from a collection of poems written by Halifax schoolchildren who had taken part in the PoetryQ...

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Create a poem to mark Dylan Thomas Day

Young people aged seven to 25 from all over the world are being invited to take part in Love the Words, an online competition to celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day. How to take part? Download th...

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Poetry to the fore at Southbank's young adult literature weekend

Performance poet Lionheart will be hosting Young Adult Literature Weekend on 15-16 October at the Southbank Centre in London – the final weekend of the London Literature Festival. Poetry events during...

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Foyle Young Poets of the Year deadline reminder, from Phill Jupitus

Comedian, poet and actor Phill Jupitus has recorded a series of films to let young writers know all about the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award and why they should enter. The 31 July deadline is nea...

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Young competitors to read with poet and musicians at arts festival

Shortlisted and winning young poets in a town’s poetry competition will be invited to take part in a special reading on 25 June at Bourne Hall, Ewell, in Surrey, as part of Epson and Ewell’s first art...

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Could yours be some of the lines that make up Dylan's Great Poem?

Young poets aged from seven to 25 are being invited to submit up to four lines of poetry in English or Welsh to help celebrate Dylan Thomas Day, with 100 lines chosen from the submitted entries to cre...

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Schools project opens eyes to power of poetry

Last year Write Out Loud published news of a schools poetry project involving poets Winston Plowes and Keith Hutson working with pupils in four schools in West Yorkshire. This year Winston and Keith h...

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American's student poets on a mission during National Poetry Month

You couldn’t imagine it happening in Downing Street – or maybe we just haven’t heard about it. But when five US youngsters were named National Student Poets last year, America’s First Lady, Michelle O...

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Wigan student Jessica Mason wins Poetry By Heart contest for pupils

A student from a sixth form college in Wigan has won this year’s Poetry By Heart competition for secondary school pupils. Jessica Mason, pictured right, from St John Rigby College recited three poems ...

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Poets invite families for creative sessions in London libraries

Poets including Aoife Mannix, Paul Lyalls, Francesca Beard, Guy Bass, Joe Coelho and Frances Hardinge will be taking part in Spine festival: Libraries Out Loud at London libraries from 3-5 March. Aoif...

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'Taking the poem inside you': pupils battle it out for place in Poetry By Heart finals

Throughout England secondary school pupils aged 14-18 are standing up to recite in public two poems that they have learned by heart. The regional and county contests for Poetry By Heart, an organisati...

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Calling young poets: deadline nears for Agincourt competition

Youngsters are being invited to take up a poetry challenge about the battle of Agincourt, celebrated in Shakespeare’s Henry V, to help mark the battle’s 600th anniversary earlier this year. The Aginco...

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Helen Mort to judge pamphlet competition for poets aged 16-22

Helen Mort will be judging the inaugural Poetry Business New Poets prize,  a pamphlet competition for writers aged 16-22. Entrants should submit short collections of 12 pages of poems. Four outstandin...

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New Foyle Young Poets winners named on National Poetry Day

The top 15 winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award were announced on Thursday 8 October, National Poetry Day, at a special prizegiving ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall at London’s Southb...

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