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 TwelveContinue Reading

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. AudenContinue Reading

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 readContinue Reading

Desert Island Poems 2013

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 packedContinue Reading

Desert Island Poems 2014

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 keepContinue Reading

Crabbe Awards 2012

Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh 14 October 2012 Kenneth Steven was the Adjudicator for the 2012 Crabbe Poetry Competition. The winners were Caroline Gilfillan, First Prize, with ‘Christina’s World’, Anne Boileau, 2nd Prize, with ‘Study to be Quiet’, and James Knox Whittet, 3rd Prize, with ‘Birds Viewed From A Cage’. There wereContinue Reading

Crabbe Winnders 2011

Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh 9 October 2011 Elaine Feinstein was the Adjudicator for the 2012 Crabbe Poetry Competition. Unfortunately, she could not attend the awards ceremony, so Pauline Stainer, President of SPS, took her place. First Prize went to James Knox Whittet for ‘Languages of Babyle’. Second Prize went to DavidContinue Reading