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Tower Poetry is an organization based at Christ Church, University of Oxford, which offers opportunities and resources for young British poets.Tower Poetry exists to encourage and challenge everyone who reads or writes poetry. Established following a bequest to Christ Church, Oxford, by the late Christopher Tower, the aims of Tower Poetry are clear: to stimulate an enjoyment and critical appreciation of poetry, particularly among young people in education, and to encourage people to write their own poetry.By developing the roles of poetry in education and enabling new poets to showcase their talents through a series of exciting initiatives ranging from courses, competitions and workshops to readings and publications, Christ Church and the University of Oxford fosters the creative potential of young writers.

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Tower Poetry is an organization based at Christ Church, University of Oxford, which offers opportunities and resources for young British poets.Tower Poetry exists to encourage and challenge everyone who reads or writes poetry. Established following a bequest to Christ Church, Oxford, by the late Christopher Tower, the aims of Tower Poetry are clear: to stimulate an enjoyment and critical appreciation of poetry, particularly among young people in education, and to encourage people to write their own poetry.By developing the roles of poetry in education and enabling new poets to showcase their talents through a series of exciting initiatives ranging from courses, competitions and workshops to readings and publications, Christ Church and the University of Oxford fosters the creative potential of young writers.

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Tower Poetry

Latest release on May 17, 2017

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Rank #1: Let the poem come to you

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Ashani Lewis (winner of the 2016 Christopher Tower Poetry competition) talks to one of the judges, Katherine Rundell, about she went from being unplaced in the 2015 competition to winning in 2016.

Jun 17 2016

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Rank #2: Tower Poetry 2017: The Millstone

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Sofia Al-Hussaini, commended prize winner in the 2017 Tower Poetry competition, reads her poem The Millstone.

May 16 2017

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Rank #3: So, how does it feel to win?

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Ashani Lewis (winner of the 2016 Christopher Tower Poetry competition) talks to one of the judges, Katherine Rundell, about how it feels to have won first prize.

Jun 17 2016

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Rank #4: Tower Poetry 2015: Purblind

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Commended winner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Matt Ward, reads 'Purblind'.

May 14 2015

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Rank #5: Tower Poetry 2016: Driving Lesson

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Commended winner of the 2016 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Ed Pryor, reads his poem 'Driving Lesson'.

Jun 17 2016

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Rank #6: Tower Poetry 2016: The Awakening

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Commended winner of the 2016 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Sophia West, reads her poem 'The Awakening'.

Jun 17 2016

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Rank #7: Tower Poetry 2016: Nine Days

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Commended winner of the 2016 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Natasha Blinder, reads her poem 'Nine Days'

Jun 17 2016

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Rank #8: Tower Poetry 2016: Flowers From The Dark

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Winner of the 2016 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Ashani Lewis, reads her poem 'Flowers From The Dark'

Jun 17 2016

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Rank #9: Tower Poetry 2015: Firewood

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Third prizewinner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Lewis Harrington, reads his poem 'Firewood'.

May 14 2015

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Rank #10: Tower Poetry 2015: The Forensics of Salt-Licking

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Winner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Isla Anderson, reads her poem 'The Forensics of Salt-Licking'.

May 14 2015

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Rank #11: Tower Poetry 2015: Fusion

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Second prizewinner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Max Thomas, reads 'Fusion'.

May 14 2015

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Rank #12: Tower Poetry 2016: UFO Beach Abduction

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Commended winner of the 2016 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Grace Fraser, reads her poem 'UFO Beach Abduction'.

Jun 17 2016

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Rank #13: Tower Poetry 2015: Closed Door

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Commended winner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Andrew Wells, reads 'Closed Door'.

May 14 2015

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Rank #14: Tower Poetry 2014: Voyager

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Runner up to the 2014 Tower Poetry competition, Charlie Holmes, 'Voyager'.

Jun 03 2014

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Rank #15: Tower Poetry 2014: How to Prepare for Bad News

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Runner up to the 2014 Tower Poetry competition, Alexander Shaw, reads his poem, 'How to Prepare for Bad News'.

Jun 03 2014

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Rank #16: Tower Poetry 2013: Investigation Details; Echo and Narcissus

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Kathryn Cussons reads her entry to the 2013 Tower Poetry competition.

Jul 10 2013

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Rank #17: Tower Poetry 2011 Wires

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Elizabeth Johnson, winner of the 2011 Tower Poetry Competition, reads her poem Wires.

Oct 03 2011

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Rank #18: Tower Poetry 2011 The Breaking Day

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Molly Underwood reads her entry for the 2011 Tower Poetry competition, The Breaking Day.

Oct 03 2011

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Rank #19: Tower Poetry 2017

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Peter McDonald, Vahni Capildeo and Sarah Howe discuss the 2017 Tower Poetry competition. Tower Poetry started in 2000 when a generous bequest to Christ Church, University of Oxford was made by the late Christopher Tower to stimulate an enjoyment and critical appreciation of poetry, particularly among young people in education, and to challenge people to write their own poetry.

May 17 2017

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Rank #20: Tower Poetry 2017: Qianling Stele'

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Annie Fan, second prize winner in the 2017 Tower Poetry competition, reads her poem Qianling Stele.

May 16 2017

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