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We encourage the submission of original poetry in English on any theme.

•  No more than four original poems and / or translations.
•  There is no restriction on length.
•  We prefer submissions by email (PDF, RTF or Word Doc).
•  Alternatively, our postal address is:

Oxford Poetry
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Oxford, OX1 4AU

•  Typescripts cannot be returned.

We will respond to submissions as soon as possible after the deadline,
31 October 2014.

Poetry Press from The Page

"What does this selection tell us about Scottishness? Not a lot: that’s not the point of it, though W.N. Herbert’s ‘Rabbie, Rabbie, Burning Bright’ is certainly a reminder, even when comically distorted for our own times, of that common culture." David Robinson Scottish Poetry Library

"There is obviously a lively imagination at work here. But [Liz] Berry does not simply make things up: she also knows how to use bizarre facts to fuel her imagination. The Mills & Boon volumes lining M6 may or may not be fictitious; but Berry can make a poem out of a report about coconuts floating in a Birmingham canal." Matthew Bartholomew-Biggs • London Grip "Liz Berry knows her own flight-path, that is for sure, coming in to land with a beautiful poem The Night You were Born in which she imagines her partner's birth while pregnant with his son. It is moving because not overworked. It exists as an imagined and a remembered moment." Kate Kellaway • Observer

"From one angle, it’s hard to say what a book like [Tarfia Faizullah's] Seam is for. It doesn’t seem to serve the history it burrows into; it doesn’t suffice as a historical document; it rewrites the voices of the Birangona Faizullah interviews into her own lush lyricism, seemingly erasing the singularity of those women who speak to her, she notes, at the “command” of “the woman who runs a support group.” And yet taken from another angle—would I, as a reader, lose something important with the absence of this book?—the value is clear. I would." Jonathan Farmer • Slate

"All those barely missed connections between the units, coupled with their strict regimentation on the page, creates a kind of prosodic static electricity." Stephen Ross on Oli Hazzard • Boston Review


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