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

The 2023 Salt Marlowe Poetry Prize was won by Clinical Veterinary student Elizabeth Stephenson (Girton College) for Tattoo of Me, from a field of 127 submissions, whilst Classics PhD student Jessica Glueck (St John’s College) was commended as the runner-up for Night in the City.

The Methuen Marlowe ‘Other’ Prize for Drama was won by English PhD student Rebekah King (Hughes Hall) for Saving Amber, from a field of 25 submissions, whilst English undergraduate Joy Adeogun (Murray Edwards College) was commended as the runner-up for Hair That Defies Gravity.

The Poetry Prize adjudicators were Churchill Fellows from the Faculty of English; Dr Hannah Bower and Professor Bhanu Kapil, and Chris and Jen Hamilton-Emery from Salt Publications.

The adjudicators for the ‘Other’ Prize were Mr Tim Cribb (Fellow, Churchill College), outgoing Presidents of the Marlowe Society; Thea Melton (Downing College) and Cassia Thakkar (Sidney Sussex College) and Callan McCarthy from Bloomsbury Academic.

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 2023.

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

*The Salt Marlowe prize was previously known as the John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan Poetry Prize

2023 Prize Winners with the Master (from left to right): Joy Adeogun, Professor Dame Athene Donald, Rebekah King and Elizabeth Stephenson