POEM Clive McWilliam

NWR Issue 107

The First Giraffe in England


Spent her youth stooped in the dark at sea
then lashed around a camel
on the trek from Senaar to Cairo...


Clive McWilliam was highly commended for the Forward Prize for best single poem and short-listed for the Manchester Prize (2010). He was runner-up in the National Poetry Competition and the Troubadour International poetry prizes.

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