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“we are not supposed to be poets, poets are the Crème de la crème”: Reflecting on ‘A Migrant in a Piece of Paper’ (Cosmo Davenport-Hines Poetry Prize Winner 2022)

By Gaby Sambuccetti

Modern Languages, Literature and Culture Master’s student Gaby Sambuccetti reflects on winning this year’s Cosmo Davenport-Hines Poetry Prize. Gaby breaks down the motivations and mechanics behind her winning poem, ‘A Migrant in a Piece of Paper.’

A few months ago, I was seated on the same chair I am in right now, where I wrote a poem about migration which has recently won the 2022 Cosmo Davenport-Hines Prize at the Department of English Language and Literature at King’s College London.

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