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.
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
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 were
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 David
A number of Suffolk Poetry Society Members are practised at and happy to lead workshops. Workshops would normally be for a minimum of 2 hours and more practically a full morning or afternoon, or a full day, with an allowance for breaks. Workshop leaders will require a reasonably quiet space
SPS at Poetry in Aldeburgh 2019 Saturday 9 November An intrepid band of poetry lovers went on a brisk walk round Aldeburgh listening to poems at the Baptist Church, in the Moot Hall where witches were imprisoned by the Witchfinder General and in the churchyard. Elizabeth Soule curated the poems,