This year we are welcoming Anne-Marie Fyfe, one-time chair of the Poetry Society, as our adjudicator. She hails from the Glens of Antrim (Thackeray’s Switzerland in miniature) but has travelled far and wide and now lives in Chiswick, West London.
Coastlines are important to her, and she is familiar with Suffolk’s as well as many others on both sides of the Atlantic. She contributed to Poetry in Aldeburgh, as recently as November 2019 and has a very busy schedule.
Anne-Marie has run many poetry classes, workshops, readings and also residential courses. In 1997 she initiated Coffeehouse Poetry at the Troubadour and ten years later the Troubadour International Poetry Prize. She is a Poetry Coordinator for the John Hewitt International Festival in Armagh.
She has published several books, some of poetry, others including travel writing and even press cuttings and can be seen and heard on YouTube.
First Prize: £600
Second Prize: £300
Third Prize: £150
Two Highly Commended Prizes of £75
All winning poems (including commended poems not attracting a monetary prize) will be read, preferably by their authors, at a celebratory Awards Event in October 2021 and will be included in the 2021 Crabbe Poetry Prize Anthology.
Entry fees: £3 for each poem.
Closing date: 15 June 2021.
The competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated, working or resident in Suffolk, or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member.