An anthology of the top 15 poems in the 2017 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, judged by Kayo Chingonyi and Sinéad Morrissey. The Foyle 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, Caroline Bird, Sarah Howe, Helen Mort and Richard Osmond. Read the 2017 anthology online below.
Read the 2017 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.