Sue Wallace-Shaddad’s first short poetry collection, ‘A City Waking Up’ is being published by Dempsey and Windle on National Poetry Day, 1st October. The poems are about the people, language and customs of Sudan. The book can be obtained from the publisher, booksellers and Amazon. Sue can be contacted viaContinue Reading

2020 Crabbe Poetry Competition winners as chosen by adjudicator Martin Figura. We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Crabbe Poetry Competition.  Our congratulations to everyone. Well done to all who took part, and especially to those who won prizes or had their poems commended. We are delighted thatContinue Reading

Virtual Walpole 2020

14 June 2020 Usually, at about this time of year, SPS poets visit Walpole Old Chapel near Halesworth for a themed reading. This year the theme was Colours. Because of the lockdown and social distancing caused by the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic, this year the event was held virtually, on-lineContinue Reading

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 WarwickContinue Reading


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 the Society’s own highly-praised magazine Twelve Rivers, they have designed anContinue Reading

Sue Wallace-Shaddad reading in a churchyard

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,Continue Reading