The collection includes work by two past winners of The Poetry Society’s Foyle Young Poets of the Year Awards, now celebrating 20 years of support for poets aged 11-17, and includes poets from a wide range of countries and cultural backgrounds.
‘Grasmere Journal, 1801’ by Sinéad Morrissey is a poem of simple lines about daily life. It is taken from Dorothy Wordsworth’s 1801 journal which was transformed into poems by her brother William Wordsworth and their friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and then adapted for the 21st century by the leading Northern Ireland poet.
‘Love’ by Hannah Lowe, is a love poem evoking ordinary life in London’s multi-cultural East End, by the new Poet-in-Residence at Keats House, where the famous poet lived from 1818 to 1820.
Award-winning London poet Daljit Nagra, who was Radio 4’s first Poet in Residence, contributes ‘Look there he goes even now, my father’, a love poem to his Sikh Punjabi father.