George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition 2018 Crabbe Memorial Competition – First PrizeAdjudicator: André Mangeot Castle Grant, 1766 They lie back repletein their padded seats, bibs spottedfrom dismantling the birds they shot earlier and prepare for the magic he’s promised, their host tiny at the acanthus-­swagged mahogany,his hands as they dancebetweenContinue Reading

The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition 1972 Crabbe Memorial Competition – First Prize Adjudicators: Hester Marsden-Smedley, Leslie Norris, N. Hidden The partings are final, Railway stations are specially designed For momentary heartbeat. No car door will slam Hurried steps, an apologetic knock And, ‘I’ve left my gloves’. But instead downContinue Reading