Vernon Scannell Poems

Vernon Scannell was a British poet who also worked as a professional boxer for part of his life. He received numerous literary awards for his work, including the Cholmondeley Award in 1974. His poems have been admired by poets worldwide, including Seamus Heaney. 

Hide and Seek

by Vernon Scannell

‘Hide and Seek’ by Vernon Scannell is a poem that centers around a metaphorical narrative of hide and seek.

The Apple-Raid

by Vernon Scannell

‘The Apple-Raid’ appears in Vernon Scannell’s poetry collection “The Apple-Raid and Other Poems” published in 1974. This piece explores how the poet and his friends went about collecting apples out of the town.

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