Oxford City Poet – 2019-20

We are delighted to announce that Timi Amusan, who has just completed Year 13, has been named Oxford City Poet for the next year, as we approach this year’s National Poetry Day in the autumn.

He has just written and recited his poetry online in the Hashtag Poems series as ‘What I Say to Mama’, and he will be composing verse specially for National Poetry Day, to be filmed and broadcast on Channel 4.

Timi has just performed his poetry to music at the Tandem Festival (see article) and was recently interviewed by Radio Oxford Breakfast Show about his journey from Nigeria to Oxford, what he thinks of the British way of life and how his poetry-writing career began.

As Timi waits for his A level results, he hopes to go to Portsmouth University and to go into a career in Civil Engineering. His aspiration is to return to Nigeria in years to come, and to help improve his home country’s infrastructure. He’s been a great Sixth Form student and we wish him every success!