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The Jane Martin Poetry Prize Anthology Launch

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We are delighted to launch the Jane Martin Poetry Prize Anthology in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Jane Martin Poetry Prize. The Anthology features poems from eminent Girton poets, past and present, as well as a winning poem from all the prizewinners to date from this prestigious national prize plus a new poem from each, and more.

About the Jane Martin Poetry Prize

The National Jane Martin Prize for Poetry was established in 2011 and is open annually to young poets, aged between 18-30 years who are resident in the UK.

The Prize is named in memory of Jane Martin. Jane studied Classics at Girton, graduating in 1981. She retained an affection for the College and felt strong bonds with those who had taught and supported her. Jane had always taken great pleasure in writing. On her passing, her father chose to endow a national prize based at Girton for outstanding poetry, to be named after her.

The competition is judged by experts drawn from across the literary world and academia.

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An Introduction to the Anthology by the editors Malcolm Guite and Grevel Lindop

Readings from the Anthology

Listen to  a selection of readings from this special anthology by members of the Girton Poetry Society, today's representatives of the long tradition of poets and poetry associated with Girton. Included are also some poems newly written during the 'lockdown' period.

Buy now

If you're looking for the perfect present for a poetry lover, or for something to read by the fire on a cold winter night, the anthology is now available to purchase from the Girton Shop.