Foyle Young Poets take to Hull for BBC Contains Strong Language Festival

Caroline Bird, former Foyle Young Poet & judge for 2018. Photo credit: Hannah Edy.

The Poetry Society are getting ready to announce the winners of the 2018 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award and release their poems into the world very soon – but you can also catch some of the winners in a very special edition of BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, to be broadcast on National Poetry Day. 

A selection of this year’s winners will perform alongside poets who won the award back when they were teenagers, including Jay Bernard, who was also the winner of The Poetry Society’s 2017 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, Phoebe Stuckes and Caroline Bird, who was one of this year’s Foyle judges.

The performance will be broadcast on National Poetry Day, Thursday 4 October, on BBC Radio 3, but you can also catch the reading live in Hull on Sunday 30 September. If you’d like to get clued up on the future stars of poetry (or if you’d just like to hear the sound of your own raucous applause on the radio), book your ticket now. 

25 September 2018