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Rules of Submission

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 as a Word Document or in the body of the email.
•  Alternatively, our postal address is:

Oxford Poetry
Magdalen College
Oxford, OX1 4AU

•  Typescripts cannot be returned.

We will respond to submissions as soon as possible after the deadline,
1 December 2015.

Poetry Press from The Page

"It was a sad day for poetry when Ezra Pound discovered Confucius." Eric Ormsby • New Criterion

"What makes [Christopher] Middleton very different from these, however, is that he simultaneously became increasingly modernist and experimental, like a plant that reaches up towards light and delves into the earth for the different kinds of sustenance it needs. In this, he is similar to Davie and Gunn, who began to take a sympathetic interest in Modernism in the 1960s." Henry King • Eborakon

"But this is no ordinary vagrant. As the monologue proceeds he cites Jesus, Marx, and Jung, uses occasional expressions in French and fears for the preservation of his “spiritual integrity”. It is an intellectual discourse on self and society which maintains a sense of poetical writing in a constant rhythmic poise with quite strong figuration and alliteration when it gets excited." Peter Riley on David Gascoyne • Fortnightly Review

"‘The main thing is to be useful,’ ­Amichai would often say'." Rosie Schaap • New York Times


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