The Young Poets Network is a project from the Poetry Society which offers workshop challenges and feedback alongside features by poets and information about poetry groups and opportunities.
It includes everything from advice on how to submit your work to magazines through to ways into reading poetry. Whether you are looking for support in reading, writing or performing your poetry, we have features to help you make the most of your work.
The Poetry Society has over 200 youth members aged 11-18. As part of a community they are encouraged to share their work, submit to our online magazine and enter competitions. Members also receive books, posters and a membership card which grants them discounts at poetry events, bookshops and our poetry feedback service. Find out more and join now.
YM is our online magazine showcasing poems by our youth members and giving you articles by a mixture of established poets and emerging voices.
Our 8th issue, YM: I, is live now at www.ympoetry.org
Thanks to funding from the Foyle Foundation, The Poetry Society is pleased to announce that the Foyle Alumni Summer Internship Programme (for all previous Foyle winners/commendeds aged 18+) is open for Summer 2013. Click here for more info. Deadline for all applications: 12 midday, Wed 22nd May
There will be two Summer Internships at our busy office in Covent Garden, London. The focus of the Internship Programme is to support the administration and marketing of the ever-growing Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, however additional office support for the Poetry Society’s wide programme of work (from education, membership to publications and more) may also be required.
The Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award is the UK's largest and most prestigious poetry competition for 11-17 year olds. It opens for entries from the 11th March 2013 - The deadline for entries is the 31st July 2013.
One hundred young poets win Poetry Society Youth Memberships and books, while the top 15 winners receive places on a residential writing course and have their poems published in an anthology distributed across the UK. Find out more
SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national spoken word championship for people aged 12-18. Young poets are invited to write new poems or rap pieces and perform them to camera in our annual programme of workshops and talent scouting. The next SLAMbassadors UK championship will be opening for submissions towards the end of 2012. Find out more
Over the years many of our Youth Members have gone on to be published poets. you can read about some of their books in our Youth Members' Library.
We have illustrated posters of poems by Plath, Kay, Collins, Stevenson, Agard and Bhatt available now in our online shop.