MSt alumna Phoebe Stucks wins Poetry Society’s Geoffrey Dearmer Prize 2020

MSt alumna Phoebe Stucks has won the Poetry Society’s Geoffrey Dearmer Prize 2020.

From the Poetry Society announcement:

“The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize is an annual prize for the best poem published in The Poetry Review written by a poet who doesn’t yet have a full collection. The winner is announced in the summer issue of The Poetry Review each year. 

The latest winner, chosen by Fiona Benson, is Phoebe Stuckes for her poem, ‘Thus I became a heart-eater’, which was published in The Poetry Review in the Winter 2019 issue.”

MSt alumna Maya Popa reads for The Paris Review

MSt alumna Maya Popa’s reading of Lisel Mueller is now available online. The announcement from The Paris Review:

In our new series of videograms, poets read and discuss the poems getting them through these strange times—broadcasting straight from their couches to yours. These readings bring intimacy into our spaces of isolation, both through the affinity of poetry and through the warmth of being able to speak to each other across the distances.


MSt alumna Susie Campbell’s poetry pamphlet “Tenter” published by Guillemot Press.

MSt alumna Susie Campbell’s poetry pamphlet Tenter has been published by Guillemot Press.

From the announcement:

“Tenter is named after the tenter-frames on which cloth is stretched (using tenter-hooks). The poems weave around the making of the Bayeux tapestry as a way into writing about past and current wars and the role of memory and language in the way we commemorate conflict. Tenter explores what the poet sees as a crisis in our current inability to respond ethically to the consequences of wars we are still involved in, whilst engaging in public and civic acts of remembrance. “

Tenter arose from the Oxford/Oxford Brookes Mellon-Sawers Post-War Commemoration project.

Visit Guillemot Press to order Tenter.

MSt alumnus Patrick Toland shortlisted for 2020 Hippocrates Poetry Prize

MSt alumnus Patrick Toland’s poem “By Virtue of the Merits of her Son” has been shortlisted for 2020 FPM-Hippocrates Health Professional Poetry award. The winners in the 2020 Hippocrates will be announced by the judges during the second Poems to Live for live-streamed Zoom session which will start at 8pm UK time on Friday 15th May. Click on the link to learn more and join.