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Posted 19.08.11 in Workshop

The Future – what does it look like to you?


The Future

What does ‘The Future’ look like to you? We asked members of the Young Poets Network to write a poem with ‘The Future’ as the theme, for the chance to win Young Poets Network branded merchandise.

Three young poets were also selected to partcipate in Alpha-ville Festival 2011, an international festival of digital arts, media and culture that took place in various venues across London. The poets, Molly Pearson, Eleanor Watkins and Alister McQuarrie paired up with digital designers to produce their own poetry installations, which you can view here.

Why not have a go at writing your own poem about ‘The Future’? You could submit it to one of the competitions on our Poetry Map.

Trying to write the best possible poem? Read Cliff Yates’ tips on drafting!

Comments (4)

4 Responses to “The Future – what does it look like to you?”

  1. stanley otney says:

    i’m stanley otney aged 17 from cameroon. i wish to know if you got some competitions which i can participate? if yes, please give me informations about them.thanks for your understanding.

  2. admin says:

    Hi Stanley. You can find more competitions listed on the Poetry Map (one of the tabs along the top of the page). We also post news of competitions on our facebook page:

  3. helen says:

    For this challenge, are we allowed to submit more than one poem? Thanks!:D (One para says “email your poems”; another says “write a poem”)

  4. admin says:

    Hi Helen, we’d like you to send just one poem, your favourite. I’ve updated the wording to make it clearer. Good luck!