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9th Festival of Suffolk Poetry

Friday, 12 May online, Saturday, 13 May live at the John Peel Centre, Stowmarket. Workshops with Jo Bell, Martin Figura and Helen Ivory. Storytelling with Dave Tonge. Headliners reading: Helen Ivory, Martin Figura, Mina Gorgi. Also Joanna Ingham, Roger West, Sue Mobbs from SPS. Suffolk Poetry Cafés, close readings and more.

Dr Ronald Blythe CBE

Dr Ronald Blythe CBE

We were saddened to hear of the passing of our oldest member, Dr Ronald Blythe CBE, on 15 January 2023 at the age of 100.

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

Watch the Zoom launch of the Ripples Anthology

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