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George Crabbe Poetry Competition 2023

Tamar Yoseloff adjudicated the 2023 Crabbe Poetry Competition, and the results will be announced shortly.

The winning and commended poems will be read at the awards ceremony on Saturday, 07 October at 2.15pm at the Borough of Eye Bowls Club, 84 Brome Avenue, Eye IP23 7HW

There is ample car parking at the venue, which is served by public transport. There are no steps into the venue or within; it is wheelchair accessible and has disabled facilities. Everyone is welcome to attend this event.

We will gather at 2.15pm for the presentations at 2.30pm sharp, which will include readings from the winners and from our adjudicator, Tamar Yoseloff.

This will be followed by a full afternoon tea of canapés, sandwiches and cakes. Tea and soft drinks will be provided. The cost of the event is £8.50 per head.

The competition anthology will be available on the day @ £4.00.

Gift Aid and SPS

Gift Aid on subscriptions and donations is very helpful to SPS’s finances and cost members and donors nothing.

Turning Japanese

Download or read online Dr Tim Gardiner’s guide to short-form Japanese poetry.

Ripples Poems: Selections by Elizabeth Cook

Ripples is a regular fortnightly online magazine to which Suffolk Poetry Society members contribute to share their poems, as well as present and discuss favourite poems by other poets.

Ripples was born when we were locked-down and prevented from meeting all but those in our immediate households – a time of much loneliness, fear, and sadness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poems – both serious and comic – began to pour in, and the best of these were published in the magazine. The poems show the range and quality of poetry written by our members.

In celebration of this and also the 70th anniversary of SPS, 70 of the best poems from the more than 200 that were published in Ripples have been selected here. They show the range and quality of poetry written by our members.

Elizabeth Cook

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9th Festival Photos

Here are links to the photographs taken during the live day of the festival on Saturday, 13 May 2023:
Workshops, Afternoon, Open Mic, Evening.

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