The 2018 Tower Competition Second Prize Winner Lucy Thynne – Video


This week’s video is of Lucy Thynne who won the second prize in the 2018 competition for her poem ‘untold secret to my mother’.

In this video she talks about how her writing has developed over the last couple of years with frequent practice, and how taking time to write can be a relaxing exercise. Lucy was a Foyle Young Poet last year and has been longlisted for the Tower Poetry Competition, which she says has helped build confidence in her writing.

In preparation for the 2018 competition on the theme ‘Secrets’, Lucy says she decided to write about body image as she thought it was a relevant topic for her age group.

Watch Lucy Thynne discuss her writing process and read the second prize winning poem ‘untold secret to my mother’