Churchill College, the Faculty of English, and the Marlowe Society are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan Poetry Prize, and the ‘Other’ Prize for Drama.

The 2022 John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan Poetry Prize was won by Gabriel Rolfe (Magdalene College) for the poem Nullarbor.

The 2022 ‘Other’ Prize for Drama was won by Maddie Lynes (St Catharine’s College) for the play Her Very Many Faces, whilst Eyoel Abebaw-Mesfin (Fitzwilliam College) was commended as the runner-up for the play My Truth.

The Poetry Prize adjudicators were Dr Ian Patterson and Prof Rod Mengham. The final adjudicator for the ‘Other’ Prize was Dom O’Hanlon.

Congratulations to the winners and those commended, and thank you to all those who submitted entries for the prizes. Entries for next year’s prizes will open in October 2022.

More information on the prizes and how to enter can be found here.

One female and two male students standing in front of a panelled wood wall. The female student is wearing a red top, and the male students are wearing blue shirts.
2022 Prize Winners (from left to right): Maddie Lynes, Gabriel Rolfe and Eyoel Abebaw-Mesfin.