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10 Years of Young Poets Network: The Challenge!

April 2021 marks Young Poets Network’s tenth birthday. Over the past decade, they have published 136 writing challenges, on everything from writing gold to Golden Shovels, memes to memory, kennings to univocal poems. They’ve also published 253 features – articles, reviews and interviews featuring contemporary poets like Jay Bernard, Helen Mort, Deanna Rodger, Caroline Bird and Andrew McMillan, as well as poets of the past like Sarojini Naidu and Sylvia Plath, Timothy Corsellis and William Blake.

As part of their celebrations, they’re asking poets aged 25 or younger to dive into their archives and respond to any past Young Poets Network challenge or feature that catches their fancy.

Selected poets will be published on Young Poets Network, and sent an exclusive YPN notebook, poetry books, posters and other goodies.