Antony Johae (b. 1937 Chiswick, Middlesex) has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature – a study of Dostoevsky and Kafka. He has taught at the University of Essex and in Germany, Ghana, Tunisia and Kuwait. He retired in 2009 and now divides his time between Colchester and Lebanon (his wife’s country of origin).
1995 Crabbe Memorial Competition – Third Prize Adjudicators: Jeni Couzyn and Lawrence Sail If it were just as easy as all that – leaning a ladder on an outside wall, smashing a pane and, in one minute flat, snatching the well-known painting, frame and all, by snipping the wire that
The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition 2017 Crabbe Memorial Competition – First Prize Adjudicator: Esther Morgan I would say to my friend who is learning to speak that there are things we can spoil if we talk of them too much Home, for instance, is best built not by these
The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition 1964 Crabbe Memorial Competition – First Prize Adjudicator: Edward Ritchie, Rita Spurr, Jack Lindsay Joy will be thine, so runs the age old truth, If thou wilt breed a son and plant a tree; And Shakespeare tells that this thy golden youth In childhood”s
The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition1963 Crabbe Memorial Competition – First Prize Adjudicator: Mrs Redwood Anderson, Leslie Missen, Paul Jennings Because I cannot get to sleep I snuggle down and count the sheep And there before my shuttered eyes Are sheep of every shape and size. Sheep large, sheep small,
The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition1965 Crabbe Memorial Competition – First Prize Adjudicator: Ronald Blythe, Dr Anernethy Rev. J. Gilchrist No Greek ever pays his penny Back over Styx,I said; They do not sleep unquiet” They lived and they are dead. No wraith in sculptured linen or marble-naked stirs among