The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition2010 Crabbe Memorial Competition – Second PrizeAdjudicator: Gareth Calway On the walls of an Auschwitz holding cell, children waiting in terror their turn for the showers, scrawled butterfly after butterfly in heavenly flight from stone. On the underside of each blooded, ragged wing, each comma,Continue Reading

The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition2009 Crabbe Memorial Competition – Second PrizeAdjudicator: Clive Scott A blurred recall of summer, naïve, rough-edged, Almost a woodblock print from Chaucer’s world: The hidden boy sits high in a greengage tree, An ancient Suffolk countryman walks by. Life’s paintbrush wants to tint this BookContinue Reading

The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition2006 Crabbe Memorial Competition – Second PrizeAdjudicators: Neil Powell, Andrea Holland Shore walking, heron-hunched, so long now; the youngest reckoned, at first, it was about filling my coat with grasps of sea grit, weed and pebble; until they found a sailor’s pearl, a fairy shield,Continue Reading