The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition2002 Crabbe Memorial Competition – Third PrizeAdjudicator: Rodney Pybus “Marchbanks. Old ‘Wanker’. Remember him?”Tilting the bubbles on my nose, I leerand nod. Among the half-remembered listof bullies, fools and semi-paedophileswe have in common, the Old Boy oppositeand myself, something about that name…The atolls of lagerContinue Reading

The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition2003 Crabbe Memorial Competition – Third PrizeAdjudicator: Alison Chisholm They preserve your Glass Town stillin cabinets of sealed, shadowed glass:those miniature, sewn books,handwritten to look like print. You opened that box in summerwhen gorse lit the hollowed placesof the moor like slivers of sunand breezesContinue Reading