Oxford University Poetry Society is now accepting submissions for the Martin Starkie Prize for Poetry.
ABOUT THE PRIZE: The Martin Starkie Prize for Poetry is administered by the Oxford University Poetry Society. The prize is named for the Society’s founder, Martin Starkie, who established the Society in 1946. This prize highlights an emerging, noteworthy voice within the Oxford poetry community. The first place winner will be the primary and closing poet for a special poetry reading to be held in Trinity term, will receive a small gift in recognition of their work, and will be published in ASH magazine.
Eligibility: To enter the Martin Starkie Poetry Prize competition, you must either be a member of the University of Oxford or a poet who lives in Oxfordshire.
Deadline: The deadline for the prize is the 1st of June.
Submissions: The Martin Starkie Poetry Prize is judged by the entire committee, but this year the winning poem will be selected by our Vice President, Oli Hazzard. Oli Hazzard’s first book of poetry, Between Two Windows, was published by Carcanet in 2012. He is a DPhil student a Wolfson College, Oxford. Read more about Oli’s work here: http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?owner_id=980 Please submit ONE poem, no longer than 50 lines, to Oli directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information: Standout submissions will be shortlisted or recommended to ASH magazine’s editorial staff for publication. The shortlist will include up to eight poets.
About the Committee/Judging Panel:
April Pierce is the President of OUPS. You can read more about her work here: http://april-pierce.squarespace.com/
Eleni Philippou is currently reading for a DPhil in English Literature at New College. She is the Chief Events Coordinator for the Poetry Society, and an avid reader and writer of poetry. Her work has been published in a number of publications, both home and abroad. She also co-edits ASH.
Stephen Ross is an OUPS Events Coordinator, and recently completed a DPhil in English literature on the poetry of John Ashbery. He has written reviews and essays on modern poetry for a variety of publications, and is a co-editor of the literary web-journal Wave Composition.
William Arndt is an OUPS Events Coordinator.
Stephanie Yorke is the Society’s Treasurer. She is the author of Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down. She has published poems in over 40 literary journals, and has also been a receiving editor for The Fiddlehead.
Mischa Frankl-Duval is the OUPS Public Relations Coordinator, and is one of the editors of ASH Magazine, the publication which was launched by Helen Taylor in Michaelmas term 2007, showcasing the writing of OUPS members and the Oxford poetry community. As well as reviewing submissions and daydreaming about layouts, Mischa studies English at New College, and writes poetry under grave Eastern European pseudonyms.
Annie Demosthenous is the Media Coordinator for the OUPS. She is currently studying for a DPhil in Modern Languages, and writing about poetry and national identity in Scotland and Cyprus. In her spare time, she writes book reviews here: http://anniescrazybooks.blogspot.co.uk/
Grace Egan is the OUPS Secretary.