2016

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016

“This is the most exciting prize for young poets and has been instrumental in choosing winners who have gone on to have illustrious careers as poets.” – Malika Booker, 2016 Judge

On National Poetry Day, 6 October 2016, the winners of this year’s Foyle Young Poets Award were announced at a sparkling ceremony at the Southbank Centre.

Judges Malika Booker and W.N. Herbert chose 15 winners and 85 commended poets from over 6,000 poets and over 10,000 poems.

The Foyle Young Poets 2016 anthology will see the top 15 poems in print, with the commended poems being published in an online anthology.

15 top poets (read their poems on the right hand side)

Aisha Mango Borja, Priya Bryant, Sophia Carney, Letitia Chan, Steven Chung, Emily Dee, Finn Scarr de Haas van Dorsser, Emily Franklin, Jennie Howitt, Yasmin Inkersole, Cyrus Larcombe-Moore, Allegra Mullan, Roberta Sher, Lucy Thynne and Eva Brand Whitehead.

85 commended poets

Will Adams, Sarah Opefoluwa Adegbite, Deryn Andrews, Margot Armbruster, Nikita Bastin, Matthew Birch, Daniel Blokh, Joscelyn Blood, Jolina Bradley, Annabel Brazaitis, Emily Breeds, Maria Calinescu, Louise Chapman, Emma Choi, Chloe Clarke, Ruby Crook-English, Annabelle Crowe, Lyra Davies, Magnus Dixon, Jamie Duncombe, Aidan Forster, Megan Freeman, Annabelle Fuller, Lucy Gardner, Rachel Gittens, Freya Gray Stone, Abigail Green, Alex Greenberg, Lorcan Greene, Hanna Hall, Nancy Harber, Harriet Harding, Ava Rowan Harker, Rachel Herring, Eileen Huang, Allison Huang, Finty Hunter, Irina Petra Husti-Radulet, Kara Jackson, Davina Jandu, Meredith Jones, Jane Keenleyside, Grant Kim, Na’Imah Laurent-Dixon, Mukahang Limbu, Enyu Vivien Lin, Ian Macartney, Georgia Macfarlane, Cia Mangat, Jacob Mason-White, Helena McBurney, Marina McCready, Riona Millar, Eira Murphy, Cara Nicholson, Elisabeth Ololade Ajayi, Lucy Olsen, Rachel Poels, Nola Propst, Lucy Ruddle, Louisa Saddler, Stan Stott-Hall, Gabriella Sills, Hannah Siobhan, Ella Standage, Reem Sultan, Hannah Tankaria, Aileen Tierney, Lucy Tiller, Isabelle Tod, Vivien Urban, Ezekiel Wallis, Elizabeth Walmsley, Ellie Whiteside, Clarisse Wibault, Rhiannon Williams, Ava Witonsky, Madeleine Woods, Helen Woods, Shaw Worth, Rebecca Wright, Emily Yin, Margaret Zhang, Lily Zhou, Rumaisa Zubairi.