Celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day!

To help commemorate International Dylan Thomas Day (14 May 2016), why not submit your lines to Dylan’s Great Poem, a 100-line bilingual poem written by the young people of the world! The Great Poem opens for submissions on Thursday 28 April at 9.00 am, and everyone aged 7-25, living anywhere in the world, is invited to submit up to […]


Exploring Shakespeare’s Sonnets

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Young Poets Network is taking a closer look at some of his most famous poetic works – the sonnets. Explore the controversies surrounding this extraordinary collection of poems, and trace the legacy of Shakespeare’s sonnets right up to the present day.  Shakespeare’s name may be synonymous with some of the […]

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Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition: the winners!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the winning and commended poets in the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition! We received over six hundred entries from young poets across the UK, and it was an extraordinary challenge to narrow down the many brilliant poems we received to the final two winners and twelve commended poets. Chair of judges Daljit […]


Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Young Poets Network!

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re talking to former Foyle Young Poets Sarah Fletcher and Phoebe Stuckes about gender, equality, and how they read their own (and each other’s) poems through a feminist lens. We hope Sarah and Phoebe’s words will inspire you to enter the Even It Up Poetry Challenge – we’d love to read your […]

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Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition

Young Poets Network is thrilled to be partnering with Agincourt 600 in a competition to get you grappling with the history of a bloody and brutal battle.