the oxford poetry prize

updated 2024

Oxford Poetry hosts the annual Oxford Poetry Prize, awarded for a single poem in the English language. Details of the 2024 prize will be announced in the spring. To be notified of next year’s submission window, sign up to our mailing list. You can find the results of previous years’ prizes below.


the 2023 oxford poetry prize

The 2023 prize was judged by Will Harris. The winning poems were published in issue 96 of Oxford Poetry. First prize went to Miruna Fulgeanu, second prize to Jo Davis, and third prize to Eric Yip.

Oxford Poetry Prize 2023
The shortlisted poets for the 2023 prize were Sheila Black, Caspar Bryant, Elena Croitoru, Caitlyn Klum, Vanessa Lampert, Clara-Laeila Laudette, Cassie Minicucci, Neha Mulay, Oluwaseun Olayiwola, Georgio Russell, Georgia San Li, Raine Thompson, and Matthew Woodman. Read more


the 2022 oxford poetry prize

The 2023 prize was judged by Emily Berry. The winning poems were published in issue 95 of Oxford Poetry. First prize went to Dominic Leonard, second prize to Linda Ravenswood, and third prize to Caleb Leow.

Oxford Poetry Prize 2022
The shortlisted poets for the 2022 prize were Isabelle Baafi, Lily Blacksell, Kizziah Burton, Sarah Corney, Mark Fiddes, Jay Gao, Anastasia K. Gates, Brian Gyamfi, Laetitia Keok, Deborah Landau, Sara Pirkle, Ruby Silk, and Ruth Wiggins. Read more