Poetry and you

If you're aged 11-17, we want to hear from you! We'd like to find out more about how young people interact with poetry, from your favourite things about poetry to the reasons you enter competitions (if you do).

We've extended the survey and it will close after 23 May 2018. The data collected in this survey will be used for research purposes and to help publicise the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. All data collected will be anonymised and only used as statistics. If you'd like to be entered into a prize draw to win some poetry books, we will ask for your email address for this purpose alone and then delete it.

If you have any questions about the survey email educationadmin@poetrysociety.org.uk. Otherwise - thank you and we can't wait to see what you say!

* 1. How old are you? 

* 2. Who are your top 3 poets right now? List them in order of preference. They can be from any era!

* 3. Who is your favourite living poet right now?

* 4. Has a poem ever changed your life? If so, please name it below.

* 5. If it did, how did it change your life?

* 6. What is your first poetry-related memory?

* 7. List 3 attributes that you think make a good poet.

* 8. If you have ever entered poetry competitions, which poetry competitions have you entered?

* 9. Which poetry competitions have you been awarded a prize or commendation in?

* 10. What are the reasons that you enter competitions? Select as many as apply.

* 11. What one thing would improve poetry teaching in schools?

* 12. Do you think having space in the school day to write for pleasure is important? Why?

* 13. Are/were you given time in school/college to write poetry that is not assessed in some way?

* 14. What one thing would make poetry more accessible to new readers?

* 15. Please describe your gender.

* 16. Where do you live?

* 17. Thank you so much for filling out this survey! If you'd like to enter a prize draw to win some poetry books, please include your email address below.