Paul Farley is our Poet in Residence next term

Valerie Bloom - 26 June 2006

Starting on 25th September, Paul Farley (co-judge of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Awards 2006) will be 'in residence' here on the Students Page, and there will be a prize for the most interesting comment posted during his residency.

A copy of Paul's full recording on CD will be sent to the person who posts the most thought-provoking response during the autumn term.

Whatever you have to say about poetry - as a reader, a writer or a listener - we'd love you to share it with other young people visiting these pages. It could be a question for Paul about his writing and working life, or a comment on one of his poems featured here in the Archive. It could be an observation on a poem you've been studying in school, one you've stumbled across and found intriguing or one you're working on yourself.

All comments are posted anonymously - we will announce the prizewinner on 1st December and ask for contact details then.

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Awards are open to young people aged 11 to 17 inclusive. Entries close on 31st July. For further information, visit the Poetry Society website (see the Links panel on the Students page).

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