Reading and writing resources for young poets

Young Poets’ Stories project update:

Today we add a reading resources for young poets page to the Young Poets’ Stories website.

During this extraordinary moment that we are living through we wanted to put up some resources for reading poetry that we have found and which we hope you will find useful, both in terms of stretching your reading tastes, and as inspiration for your own writing. Some of the blogs we have signposted are responding to the Covid-19 lockdown, while others offer readers some unusual new voices and perspectives to explore.

You can find our writing resources for young poets here.

You can find out more about Young Poets’ Stories here.

Please feel free to share news of this project among your poetry networks.

About Young Poets’ Stories

Young Poets’ Stories is a research project led by poets and researchers Sue Dymoke and Anthony Wilson which explores the development stories of a sample group of young poets who have been award-winning and highly commended entrants in The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, a well established international, competition run by The Poetry Society that has been running for 20 years.

Young Poets’ Stories is funded by The Foyle Foundation with support from our two universities (Nottingham Trent University and the University of Exeter). During the next two years we are investigating a rarely explored aspect of poetry writing development: the potential impact of mentoring opportunities on young poets (aged 11 – 30) who were award-winning and/or highly commended entrants in The Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2012-2019. If this description applies to you please read the Call for Young Poet Participants page to see if you would like to be interviewed.

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