Pictures Launched A Thousand Words

Our first poetry anthology - from the competition in 2018.

Our inaugural Poetry Competition ran through the early months of 2018, and this anthology is a collection of our winning and favourite poems. Discover the magic that lies in artistic inspiration with this first anthology of poetry by Crowvus.

When Eleanor completed her sketchbook in the middle of Blitz-torn London, she had no idea that it would later be discovered in the Far North of Scotland in a household clearance auction. She certainly couldn't have known how much joy and magic it would provide for its new caretakers and the people around the world whose poems were inspired by her drawings.

The poetry competition was held in connection with the first John O'Groats Book Festival. The finalists were selected by our Crowvus authors and editors, and the placings were given by renowned Scottish poet, Andrew Greig.