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George Crabbe Poetry Competition 2023

We are delighted to welcome Tamar Yoseloff as our adjudicator for the 2023 Crabbe Poetry Competition.
Tamar Yoseloff’s sixth collection is The Black Place (Seren, 2019). She is also the author of Formerly (the inaugural chapbook from her publishing venture, Hercules Editions), incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald and shortlisted for the 2012 Ted Hughes Award, and collaborative editions with the artists Linda Karshan and Charlotte Harker respectively.
She has run courses for galleries including the Hayward, the RA and the National Gallery and co-curated the exhibition A Fine Day for Seeing at Southwark Park Galleries in 2021.
Tamar is a lecturer on the Poetry School / Newcastle University MA in Writing Poetry.

Quick Entry to the Competition

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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.

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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