About Flora de Falbe
Flora de Falbe graduated from Cambridge in 2017 and is currently based in Oxford, studying for a master’s in creative writing while working as a bookseller. She was a Foyle Young Poet in 2011 and 2012 and the Ledbury Festival Young Poet in Residence in 2016. Her play ‘The Beck’ was performed in Cambridge in 2016, and her poetry has been published by Magma, Ambit and The Emma Press.
Flora’s recording was made along with the other winners of the Foyle Young Poet of the Year. Talking about the experience of winning the prize and making a recording for the Poetry Archive Flora said:
“Before winning Foyle Young Poets I didn’t feel I had permission to take myself seriously as a writer. The mentorship and peer group I gained, as a result, helped me to think of poetry as a career rather than just an extracurricular pastime, spurring me on to an English degree and now a creative writing master’s. Foyle has done such a fabulous job over the years of validating and encouraging young people’s voices, and this was such a wonderful way to celebrate its anniversary.”
The Foyle Young Poets’ Recording took place on 23rd October 2018 at the Soundhouse Studio, Acton, West London.
The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is sponsored by the Foyle Foundation and run by the Poetry Society. This Poetry Archive collection has been supported by Garfield Weston.
2011 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
2012 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
2016 Ledbury Festival Young Poet in Residence