Clive Allen’s contribution
A huge ‘thank you’ to Clive Allen, writes committee member Viv Apple. Clive (who writes as C.J. Allen) is a poet and the winner of many awards and prizes for his poetry, not least first prize earlier this year in the Alan Sillitoe Memorial Poetry Competition. Read his winning entry, ‘Poems to My Horse’, here.
His work has appeared in magazines and journals from Poetry Review to Modern Painters. His four collections are ‘The Art of being Late for Work’, ‘A Strange Arrangement’, ‘Violets’ and ‘At the Oblivion Tea-Rooms’.
Clive was invited to read at this year’s Ledbury Festival, and we’re delighted to say that he has generously donated the fee for his appearance there (£200) to the Alan Sillitoe Memorial Fund. Many thanks again, Clive – your name will definitely be appearing on our Wall of Honour!