Crabbe Poetry Competition Anthology 2023

In 2023, Tamar Yoseloff was the adjudicator. Nicola Warwick won First Prize.


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In 2023, Tamar Yoseloff was the adjudicator of the Crabbe Poetry Competition.

Tamar Yoseloff’s sixth collection is The Black Place (Seren, 2019). She is also the author of Formerly (the inaugural chapbook from her publishing venture, Hercules Editions), incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald and shortlisted for the 2012 Ted Hughes Award, and collaborative editions with the artists Linda Karshan and Charlotte Harker respectively.
She has run courses for galleries including the Hayward, the RA and the National Gallery and co-curated the exhibition A Fine Day for Seeing at Southwark Park Galleries in 2021. Tamar is a lecturer on the Poetry School / Newcastle University MA in Writing Poetry.

Anthology Contents


Prize‐Winning Poems
First Prize
Grace Poole’s Version – Nicola Warwick
Second Prize
City State of Athens: Policy document for the preservation of the Ship of Theseus – Roger West

Third Prize

La brucatura – Steph Ellen Feeney

Highly Commended Poems

Bridal Pair with Eiffel Tower Bookworm – Peter Sandberg
Mushrooming – Eleanor Vale

Commended Poems

Marc Chagall – Pat Jourdan
We promised to write – Steph Ellen Feeney
Using googledictate when his hands could no longer type and speech was proving difficult – Sue Garratt
Demeter’s Footprints – Jane Henderson
Saint Veronica Reads the News – Pamela Job
The Emperor Hadrian to his soul – Cro Page
The Penetration of Built-Up Areas by Aerosols At Night – Samuel Prince
The Flame-haired Girl Who Drives the Gritter – Peter Sandberg
The Passion – Margaret Seymour
Kentucky Morning On a Porch – Tim Waller
Bed of Onions – Peter Wallis
Self portrait, fired in clay. – Nicola Warwick
Chacun à son Mimosa – Roger West
Invasion – Will Ingrams

Adjudicator’s Comments

Additional information

Weight.25 kg
Dimensions21 × 15 × 0.4 cm

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