Twelve River Ripples

An extraordinary fortnightly
Suffolk Poetry Society newsletter
for extraordinary times.

Submissions to Ripples are welcome via

Please limit your submissions to just one of the sections each month.
All poetry submissions will be moderated anonymously.
Comments, offers of help, fresh ideas – also welcome

Click here for Full Submission Guidelines

Favourite Poem

In this issue Sue Foster shares a favourite poem. Click here to read ‘Icefield’ by David Harsent and read what it is that Sue loves about this poem.

If you have a favourite poem you’d like to share and tell us why you like it, please send a copy of your favourite poem along with your comments (max 500 words) as a document attachment (Word.DOCX preferred) to

Members’ Poems

Click here to read a selection of poems from Suffolk Poetry Society members. Plus one ‘For a Ripple of Laughter’.

If you would like to share your poems here, please send one poem in duplicate as a document attachment (Word.DOCX preferred) Put your name at the top of one copy and leave the second copy blank so it can be sent anonymously to the referees. 

Full submission guidelines here 

A Writer’s Life

Gordon Hoyle gives us his view on writing. Click here

If you would like to submit a short article please submit up to 500 words as a document attachment (Word.DOCX preferred) about an aspect of your life in poetry or other creative writing or your experience of life as a creative writer in the time of covid-19 to

Mea Culpa
An apology and errata from our president Kate Foley.

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