POEM Graham Burchell

NWR Issue 119

Patricia Preece

‘Patricia at Cockmarsh Hill,’ 1935

erupts into a rough of white yarrow
like a mole hill, like a mole
with hair less velvet, and lighter,
the colour of bracken...

Graham Burchell was born in Canterbury and now lives in south Devon. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. His publications include The Chongololo Club, Kate and Cottage Pi (the latter a winner in the inaugural Sentinel poetry book competition). He was the 2012 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year, a 2013 Hawthornden Fellow, winner of the 2015 National Stanza competition, runner up in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2016 and third prize winner in the 2017 Bridport Prize. His Bridport poem, ‘Resurrection’ was also Highly Commended in this year’s Forward Prize for best single poem.

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