Jane Draycott


Jane Draycott's poetry collections include Prince Rupert's Drop (OUP 1999) and The Night Tree (Carcanet/OxfordPoets 2004). Nominated as a 'Next Generation' poet (PBS/Arts Council England 2004), she has a strong interest in collaborative work and audio composition. Previous collaborations include Christina the Astonishing (with Lesley Saunders and artist Peter Hay, Two Rivers Press, 1998), Tideway (with Peter Hay, Two Rivers Press, 2002), The Street (with digital artist Janet Curley-Cannon 2007) and several audio works for BBC R3 and independent radio with Elizabeth James. A new collection Over is due in 2009 from Carcanet/OxfordPoets, together with a poetic translation of the medieval dream-vision Pearl, which was a recent Stephen Spender Prize winner (2008). Her poetry has won several other awards, including the Forward Prize. She teaches at Oxford University.