Michaela Coplen wins the Jon Stallworthy prize

Michaela Coplen

Poetry Society Member Michaela Coplen has won this year’s Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize on the theme of ‘Plastic’. The prize is worth £1,000 and judged by poetry faculty Bernard O’Donoghue and Alice Oswald. 

The Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize, first awarded in 2016, was set up in memory of the late Professor Jon Stallworthy (1935-2014), poet and Fellow of Wolfson College, and is open to any student currently enrolled in postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford. The funding for the prize has been provided by generous donation.

Founded in 1966, Wolfson is one of the University of Oxford’s largest graduate colleges and truly unique in its academic scope and international reach. Our Graduate Students represent over 75 countriees, making it one of the most internationally diverse colleges in Oxford.

Michaela was also the winner of the 2019 Troubadour International Poetry Prize judged by Pat Boran and Kathryn Maris. She was previously a runner-up in the 2019 Mslexia and PBS Women’s Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions.

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10 March 2020