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Poetry Slam

Recordings from the 2009 Oxford University Online Poetry Slam competition. The event invited students to submit an MP3 recording of an original poem or narrative, of no longer than 3 minutes in length, for a University-wide competition. The event was judged by Heidi Vaughan (Oxford Playhouse), Bernard O'Donoghue (Fellow in English specialising in Modern Irish and Medieval English Poetry), Sian Robins-Grace (RSC Member, Oxford Alumna and Oxford Poetry Slam Finalist), and Steve Larkin (organiser of the Hammer and Tongue poetry slam).

Congratulations to the following students:

1st Prize: Christopher Turner, St Hugh's College, for 'Poetic Phonetics'
2nd Prize: Thomas Stevenson, St Catherine's College, for 'Dia de los Muertos'
3rd Prize: Aisha Mirza, St Catherine's College, for 'Instant Symphony Mix'

The album cover is by surrealmuse. It is released under a Creative Commons licence. There are more details at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/surrealmuse/4757004/

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Poetry Slam: Judges Verdicts The judges deliver their verdicts of the entries for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Steve Larkin, Heidi Vaughan, Bernard O'Donoghue 13 Mar 2009
2 Your Parents' Careers A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Robert Rapoport 13 Mar 2009
3 Untwining A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Antonia Tam 13 Mar 2009
4 One Thing Leads to Another A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Dan Stott 13 Mar 2009
5 Michelangelo A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Jesse Bordwin 13 Mar 2009
6 Letter from a Predator A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Thomas John Stevenson 13 Mar 2009
7 Instant Symphony Mix A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Aisha Mirza 13 Mar 2009
8 Poetic Phonetics A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Christopher Peter Joseph Turner 13 Mar 2009
9 Dia de los Muertos A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Thomas John Stevenson 13 Mar 2009
10 A System of Education A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Christopher Peter Joseph Turner 13 Mar 2009
11 Take a Rectangle A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Sophie Duker 13 Mar 2009