Crabbe Poetry Competition 2021 Winning Poems

The 2021 Adjudicator was Anne-Marie Fyfe. Her full adjudications on the winning poems will be given at the awards ceremony, and will also be printed in the anthology, available later in the year. A pre-order for the anthology can be placed here.

Crabbe Competition 2021 Results

1st Prize 

Colony Collapse Syndrome
Nicola Warwick

2nd Prize

Half-term Week
Eleanor J Vale

3rd Prize

Sunday Dinner at Konigstrasse
Cro Page

Highly Commended

Leaving Kangeq
Diane Jackman

A Moment Like This
Timothy Waller


Richard Whiting

John Vaughan

I let the sun
Jen Overett

Waiting for a diagnosis
Pamela Job

What I learned from reading the back of a detergent packet
Roger West

Déjà vu
Sue Wallace-Shaddad

Remembering the Burren
Anne Boileau

Ghost with a Hammer in his Hand
Cro Page

Birch Airfield Composting Centre
Sara Impey

Angela Locke

The Typhoon in the Double Bass
Christopher James