'Four Corners' Poetry Competition - Prizewinners Announced


We are delighted to announce that Di Slaney is the winner in the open category of the Four Corners Poetry Competition with her poem Nottinghamshire Sheet XXIX N.W. - OS Edition of 1920 and that a St Cross alumnus, Thomas Paul Burgess (MSc Educational Studies, 1989), has won the St Cross prize with his poem Coming up to Oxford. 

2015 is the College's 50th Anniversary and, as part of the celebrations, St Cross held an international poetry competition, judged by the distinguished poet Mimi Khalvati. Mimi has published eight collections of poetry with Carcanet Press. She founded The Poetry School and has co-edited three anthologies of new writing published by Enitharmon Press. The College is pleased to be part of the thriving British poetry scene, dominated by small independent presses and featuring many competitions like Four Corners.

The prizewinning poems can be read here:

Nottinghamshire Sheet XXIX N.W. - OS Edition of 1920 by Di Slaney [Biography]
Coming up to Oxford by Thomas Paul Burgess [Biography]

The names of all commended poets will be announced on the website during September and a prize anthology containing the prizewinning and commended poems will be published in October, with copies available to purchase from the Alumni Office in College and online on the College shop website.