National Poetry Day prize for Broomhill teenager

Imogen Cassels, 17, from Broomhill who is one of 15 on the shortlist for Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award out of 7,478 entrants
Imogen Cassels, 17, from Broomhill who is one of 15 on the shortlist for Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award out of 7,478 entrants

A teenager from Sheffield is among the winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award announced on National Poetry Day today.

With a poem called Swallows, Imogen Cassels was one of 15 finalists selected by judges Hannah Lowe and David Morley from a record-breaking number of entries of 7,478 young poets aged 11-17 from 75 different countries.

With 85 runners-up they were invited to a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London for National Poetry Day where they will receive book prizes and become Youth Members of the Poetry Society.

Imogen, 17, lives at Lawson Road, Broomhill. and is a member of Sheffield Young Writers and The Writing Squad, and was Commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

She lists her other passions as playing the clarinet, speaking French, eating chocolate, and her rabbit, Oscar.