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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
Magdalen College
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

"Uncertainty and the interrogation of normative thinking are important to John Kinsella, because they seem to counter the logical positivism and scientific materialism underpinning capitalism and the state’s violence, as well as the reductive effect of language as a system through which we relate to a far more complex world. (Irigaray’s ‘To speak is never neutral’ is quoted.)" Helen Moore • The Wolf (pdf)

""The Natural and Social Sciences" originally appeared in Donaghy’s first collection, Shibboleth, in 1988. Its triad of Irish jokes targets their teller, the poet of double identity, as well as the English reader reassured by stereotype. A London-based American poet born of Irish parents, Donaghy was ideally placed for such a three-way satire." Carol Rumens • Guardian

"If Bishop claims in ‘One Art’ that ‘the art of losing isn’t hard to master’ then Shaughnessy’s ‘Artless’ seems a direct refutation of this mode of processing loss. Bishop exercises her structural repetitions as a way of increasing conviction; Shaughnessy’s repetitions are stasis. Both, really, are evasion." Aime Williams • Prac Crit

"[W]whether you respond to this book may depend on how you feel about the back cover statement that she considers the phrase “too accessible” to be “the best sort of compliment”." AB Jackson • Poetry Review (pdf)


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