The Walls Were Not Big Enough to Hold You: Foyle Anthology 2018

book cover reading: the walls were not big enough to hold you

An anthology of the top 15 poems in the 2018 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, judged by Caroline Bird and Daljit Nagra. The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is The Poetry Society’s annual poetry competition for young poets around the world aged 11-17. The Award has sparked off the careers of many celebrated poets, including Jay Bernard, Sarah Howe, Helen Mort, Richard Osmond and Caroline Bird herself. Read the 2018 anthology online below.

Read the 2018 Commended Anthology online below.

A printed version of the latest Foyle Young Poets of the Year anthology is distributed free to members and schools all over the country when the competition launches. Teachers, educators and youth group leaders can request a free set of anthologies, posters, flyers and a lesson plan to inspire young people to write their own poems. Please email [email protected] for more information. (Subject to availability.)

You can also read the anthology of commended poems and find out more about the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award.