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The Free Word challenge – is there a crisis of trust?

Young Poets Network has teamed up with Free Word, who work at the meeting point of literature, literacy and free expression, to offer you the chance to write a new poem inspired by the theme of ‘trust’. Winners will receive prizes, publication and a reading opportunity – read on for further details, as Free Word tells us more about the idea of trust and the poetry challenge:

(L-R) Junor Souza, Erina Takahashi, Alina Cojacaru & Vadim Muntagirov dance in the English National Ballet dress rehearsal for the world premiere of Le Corsaire at Milton Keyens Theatre, Milton Keynes on October, 16 2013. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

English National Ballet – the challenge!

English National Ballet has teamed up with the Poetry Society and Young Poets Network to offer you the chance to write a special poem based on their swashbuckling new ballet Le Corsaire; a tale of love, intrigue and betrayal inspired by Lord Byron’s poem The Corsair.

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Songs of the sea – lines from young poets

For National Poetry Day 2013, we present a fantastically imaginative selection of water imagery, inspired by the English National Ballet teaser challenge. Young Poets Network is collaborating with ENB to get young poets involved!

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English National Ballet – the teaser challenge!

We are very excited to announce that English National Ballet is staging a brand new production of Le Corsaire, a ballet inspired by Lord Byron’s poem The Corsair (1814) – and want Young Poets Networkers to get involved!

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The pleasure of learning poetry by heart

Young Poets Network chats to Kaiti Soultana, winner of the inaugural 2013 Poetry By Heart competition about learning poems off by heart, how to go about it, and beating stage fright!