The Cambridge Tab poetry competition: Liberation

Calling all student poets to submit to The Tab’s newest poetic endeavour

Week 6 Poem of the Week: ‘On the day she leaves’ by Andrea Komova

Our week 6 poet, Andrea, talks to us about her use of poetry to connect with others and portray struggles with mental health

Poets of the Week: Cambridge’s 5 most famous poet alumni

How many of them did you know?

Poem of the Week: ‘On Leaving Cambridge’ by Xu Zhimo

A poem which explores the connections between China and Cambridge by a poet whose life was famously immersed in mystique

Week 1 Poem of the Week: ‘Incubus’, ‘Dartboard’ and ‘Dichotomy’ by Alessandra Rey

Our first poet of the term, Alessandra, discusses female sexuality and the issues faced by women in today’s world

Week 6 Poem of the Week: ‘Five Minutes’ by Sasha Brealey

Sasha talks to us about the concept of time in her poem and describes how university has helped her explore writing further

Week 5 Poem of the Week: ‘Away From Home’ by Bernice Chan

Our fifth Poet of the Week, Bernice, speaks about her experience of separation from her home and culture

Week 3 Poem of the Week: ‘These are my Identities’ by Emily Nixon

We spoke to Emily about her excellent poem and how she finds poetry capable of conveying powerful statements

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Week 2 Poem of the Week: ‘Expecting’ by Emily Freeman

Our second poet of the term, Emily, discusses the kitchen space, its destruction, and the role of motherhood in her poem ‘Expecting’

Week 1 Poem of the Week: ‘The Grave’ by Megan Latham

Our first poet of the term, Megan, discusses the lighter side to a dark concept and gives an insight into her creative process

The Tab sits down with the youngest ever winner of the National Poetry Prize

‘Poetry is sort of an escape, it is an escape away from the constraints that we place on ourselves during our daily life, a space where you can be honest with yourself’

“Poem of the Week” Easter Submissions OPEN NOW!

Submit your poems NOW for our Easter Term “Poem of the Week” Feature!

Week 8 Poem of the Week: “Ambiguous Loss” by Siong Chen Meng

We chat with our Week 8 poet via Zoom to find out more about this wonderful piece of writing

Week 7 Poem of the Week: “When the world fell apart, I folded clothes together” by Priya Bharadia 

Our talented Week 7 Poet chats to us about writing, lockdowns, and the state of the world

Week 6 Poem of the Week: “sending yearning to mars” by Claire Laurence

Our week 6 Poet of the Week, Claire, chats with us about modern life, humankind, and her favourite writers

Week 5 Poem of the Week: “Orange” by Anna Willmoth

An unusual poem to keep you occupied in week 5 – we spoke to writer Anna to get some more insight