Jane Draycott

Jane Draycott won second prize in the National Poetry Competition 2012. A 2004 Next Generation Poet and a winner of the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry, her collections include The Night Tree, Prince Rupert’s Drop (OxfordPoets), Tideway and Christina the Astonishing (with Lesley Saunders) from Two Rivers Press. Her most recent collection, Over (Carcanet OxfordPoets), was shortlisted for the 2009 T.S. Eliot Prize. Her translation of the medieval dream-elegy Pearl, a Stephen Spender Prize-winner 2008, was published by Carcanet OxfordPoets in 2012. She won the Hippocrates Prize in 2014. She teaches at the University of Oxford and Lancaster University.