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The National Jane Martin Poetry Prize 2021 Winners are Announced!

Girton College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Jane Martin Poetry Prize, a national poetry competition for young poets, established in 2010 in memory of Girton alumna, Jane Elizabeth Martin. 

First prize was awarded to Sam Harvey for the poems ‘Paysage ὰ ce Tableau’ and ‘Texte Intégrale’ (view poems - PDF). Second Prize was awarded to Louis Klee for the poems ‘Me by Louis Fratino’ and ‘Living next to the sea was like having tragedy for a neighbour’ (view poems - PDF).

Sam Harvey for the last four years has lived in Edinburgh, away from his Indiana home, while studying for a degree in English at the University of St Andrews. For the next short while, though, he is keeping an eye out for loons and reading about snow leopards on the shores of Loch Garry.

Louis Klee is an Australian writer currently studying at the University of Cambridge. His poetry has appeared in the TLS, Best Australian Poems, the Cambridge Literary Review, and the Australian Book Review.