Visit for winning poets

2nd October 2009 at 01:00

A visit to a school by a professional writer is among the prizes on offer at this year's Foyle Young Poets Award. The event, organised by the Poetry Society, is being judged by the writers Lemn Sissay and Selima Hill. Since the launch of the award 12 years ago, winners have addressed issues such as terrorism, prejudice and violence. Those young poets whose work is selected as the most promising will attend a week-long residential course at a prestigious Arvon Centre, where they will be tutored by Sissay and Hill. Winners under the age of 14 will receive a visit to their school from a professional poet.

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