Jane Draycott (poet)

2 January 2017: Jane Draycott’s “Italy to Lord” is poem of the week!

What better way for a poet to start the new year than to have a poem selected for Carol Rumen’s Poem of the Week column? And so, 2017 is off to a fine start for Jane Draycott. Carol Rumen selected … Continue reading

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Saturday, 18 October 2014: Poetry at The Albion Beatnik Bookstore Oxford

You are invited! What:   A poetry reading by Jane Draycott, Olivia Byard, Beatrice Garland, & Andrew Smardon.  Audience response and discussion will be encouraged. Refreshments available. Where:  The Albion Beatnik Bookstore,  34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AU When:   … Continue reading

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An Invitation: Starting this Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two Rivers Press poet, Jane Draycott, extends an invitation to all of you.  Here it is: Starting 18 September I’m running a new FREE* ‘no-prep’ reading group, a weekly 90 minute meeting at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley, … Continue reading

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Jane Draycott wins 2014 Hippocrates Award

Two Rivers Press would like to congratulate poet, Jane Draycott on winning the £5000 2014 Open International Hippocrates first prize.  The award  was made at an awards ceremony in London at the Royal Society of Medicine on 10 May 2014. … Continue reading

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Jane Draycott wins second place in National Poetry Competition 2012!

All of us at Two Rivers Press would like to congratulate our poet, Jane Draycott, on her success in this year’s National Poetry Competition. Jane won second prize with her poem, “Italy to Lord”. Established in 1978, the Poetry Society’s … Continue reading

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©Two Rivers Press. All rights reservedTideway by Jane Draycott (poet) Peter Hay (artist)


©Two Rivers Press. All rights reservedChristina the Astonishing by Jane Draycott (poet) Lesley Saunders (poet) Peter Hay (artist)


Jane Draycott is a UK-based poet with a particular interest in sound art and collaborative work. Her latest collection Over (Carcanet/OxfordPoets) was shortlisted for the 2009 T S Eliot Prize. Nominated three times for the Forward Prize for Poetry, her first two full collections Prince Rupert’s Drop and The Night Tree (Carcanet/OxfordPoets) were both Poetry Society Recommendations. Other collections include, from Two Rivers Press, Christina the Astonishing (with Peter Hay and Lesley Saunders) and Tideway, a long sequence of poems about London’s working river (with paintings by Peter Hay) written while poet-in-residence at the River & Rowing Museum as well as a short collection No Theatre (Smith/Doorstop).

More information about Jane and her poetry is available here.