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Crabbe Poetry Competition 2019

The competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated, working or resident in Suffolk, or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member. 

  • 1st prize: £600
  • 2nd prize: £300
  • 3rd prize: £150

Plus two highly commended prizes of £75 each

All winning poems (including commended poems not attracting a monetary prize) will be read, preferably by their authors, at a celebratory awards event in early October (TBA) and will be included in the 2019 Crabbe Poetry Prize Anthology.

Tiffany Atkinson will be the adjudicator for the 2019 Crabbe Poetry Prize. She is the Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, has published several collections of poetry, including Kink and Particle (which won the Jerwood Aldeburgh first collection prize) Catulla et al (which was TLS Book of the Year) and So Many Moving Parts (which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and won the Roland Mathias Poetry Award – Wales book of the Year). She has a strong interest in the medical humanities, especially the history of anatomy and representations of the body and has written several critical essays about the poetics of embarrassment.

Sponsored by Fairweather Law Ltd Solicitors 

Closing date
Sat 29 Jun 2019
Entry fee
£3 per poem