If you feel that the world today could do with more of the insights that poetry can bring, if you read it, write it, would like to write it but don’t know where to start, if you want a place where your voice might be heard, or if you simply love the stuff, then think about joining us.
Are you interested in sharing your poetry with others? Do you like listening to poetry? Would you like to find constructive criticism for the poetry you write? Would you like to participate in a wide range of Suffolk events with poetry at their heart? Suffolk Poetry Society is the place for you.
Twelve Rivers – Spring / Summer 2020 We hope SPS members enjoy the latest Twelve Rivers. Articles include: Close Reading: Plath Riding into Thanatos – Emily Bilman Poetry and Dementia – Richard Whiting Square Poem Challenge – Colin Whyles Ekphrastic Poetry – Derek Adams The Poetic Sequence – Nicola Warwick
Suffolk Poetry Society’s New Interactive e-newsletter Ever-mindful of their members’ little grey cells, the committee of Suffolk Poetry Society has come up with an innovative way to engage and inspire poets during these very difficult times. As announced in their latest Spring/Summer issue of the Society’s own highly-praised magazine Twelve
The following links are associated with the article by Derek Adams on Ekphrastic poetry in Volume 11 Issue 1 of Twelve Rivers (Spring/Summer 2020). The Iliad, Book XVIII, [The Shield of Achilles]- Homer Poem 64 – Catullus Ode on a Grecian Urn – Keats Musée des Beaux Arts W.H. Auden
Crabbe Poetry Competition 2020 Launched FIRST PRIZE £600 SECOND PRIZE £300 THIRD PRIZE £150 PLUS TWO HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZES OF £75 EACH Adjudicator Martin Figura The closing date for the competition is 15th June 2020. Entry fees: £3 for each poem. to enter and read rules visit https://suffolkpoetrysociety.org/shop/competition/crabbe Sponsored by Fairweather
25 June 2011 Soundings was an event focused on exploring the use of sound in poetry. Readers were invited to read in dialect to show how dialect affected and worked in poetry. Cameron Hawke Smith opened proceedings with a talk about Sorley MacLean, assisted by Anna McCrae. Anna McCrae read
Dr Ronald Blythe with Dr Frances Ward 4 March 2013 Dr Ronald Blythe was the castaway for Desert Island Poems that was co-hosted by SPS and Mosaic Poets of Colchester. Dr Frances Ward, Dean of St Edmondsbury, was the interviewer. The venue was Christchurch, Ireton Road, Colchester, and was packed
Lord Phillips of Sudbury with Dr Ronald Blythe 14 March 2014 Desert Island Poems 2014 with Lord Phillips of Sudbury being interviewed by Dr Ronald Blythe was held in the Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. The poems were read by members of SPS, and Peter Durrent provided piano music to keep