So­phis­ti­cated po­etry re­view re­warded

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

A CHE­SHAM stu­dent won an award in a na­tional po­etry com­pe­ti­tion.

An­to­nia Bush, a year 12 stu­dent at Che­sham Gram­mar School, im­pressed the judges of the 2016 T.S. Eliot Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion Shad­ow­ing Scheme, run by emagazine in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Po­etry Book So­ci­ety, with a so­phis­ti­cated re­sponse to Se­lima Hill’s most re­cent po­etry col­lec­tion Jut­land.

Her re­view was Highly Com­mended for the in­sight she demon­strated into the ways in which Hill’s po­etry uses sparse­ness of lan­guage and min­i­mal­is­tic ex­pres­sion to cre­ate haunt­ingly beau­ti­ful ef­fects which ex­plore the fragility and in­ti­macy of per­sonal re­la­tion­ships.

As­sis­tant sub­ject leader for English at Che­sham Gram­mar School An­drew O’Sul­li­van said: “We are enor­mously proud of An­to­nia and ex­tremely grate­ful to Se­lima Hill. to­gether with her pub­lish­ers, Blood­axe, for so kindly tak­ing the time to send An­to­nia a copy of her col­lec­tion, in­scribed with a per­sonal note con­grat­u­lat­ing her on her suc­cess.”

Com­mended: An­to­nia Bush with her award

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