Mary Jean Chan & Christopher James win Oxford Brookes

Former National Poetry Competition winner Christopher James has won this year’s Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition for ‘Today Cromer is Moscow’ – described by judge Daljit Nagra as having the power to ‘inspire us all to embrace difference’.

Poetry Society Member Mary Jean Chan won the English as a Second Language category, and fellow Members Virginia Astley, Geraldine Clarkson, Kat Lockton, and Tom Weir were among the shortlisted poets.

The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre ran its International Poetry Competition for the second time in 2016. Two top prizes of £1000 were on offer in a competition that sought to celebrate the great diversity of poetry being written in English all over the world.

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4 October 2016