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Dr Ronald Blythe CBE
We are saddened to hear that our oldest member, Dr Ronald Blythe CBE, has passed away. We were honoured to have received the support of such a respected writer over the years. RIP Ronnie
The Crabbe Poetry Competition 2022
First Prize: £600, Second Prize: £300, Third Prize: £150 plus Two Highly Commended Prizes of £75. To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Suffolk Poetry Society, this year the competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated, working or resident in Suffolk, Essex or Norfolk or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member.
Twelve Rivers is the highly-acclaimed magazine of Suffolk Poetry Society. There are two issues each year. “…If there are any [poetry] magazines to compare with it, I am yet to see them…”
9th Festival of Suffolk Poetry Evening
The evening of the 9th festival started by showcasing two SPS poets, Sue Mobbs and Roger West. Sue is always a delight to listen to, and we were not disappointed. Roger asked us to ‘Consider the Cicada’ in an original presentation, taking the topic from many different aspects, and using many props to represent the…
9th Festival of Suffolk Poetry Open Mic
The many faces of the Saturday Open Mic:
9th Festival of Suffolk Poetry Afternoon
The afternoon of the live day of the 9th festival saw three of Suffolk’s Poetry Cafés present their wares, Waveney Poets, Felixstowe Café Poets and Poetry Aloud (Bury St Edmunds). Joining them was Dave Tonge, the Yarnsmith of Norwich, who performed twice during the afternoon to provide a break from the poetry. Joanna Ingham, Richard…
9th Festival of Suffolk Poetry Workshops
Helen Ivory led a popular workshop of ‘Poetry and Magic: Incantations and Spells’. Martin Figura led the other ‘Punctum’, in which participants were asked to bring a couple of pictures/photos that had meaning to them in order to learn how to identify and write about their ‘punctum’.
This introductory guide to Japanese short poetry is divided into the main forms ranging from the ancient haiku to the newly established cherita.
Ronald Blythe at 100 – A life in writing
Dr Ronald Blythe CBE turned 100 on Sunday, 6 November 2022. SPS commemorated his life and work on 12 November 2022 with an event of talks, readings, video interviews, book launch and a showing of the film Akenfield.
Twelve Rivers Vol.13 Iss.2 Autumn-Winter 2022
They beheaded my father this morning – Roger West
2022 George Crabbe Poetry Competition – 2nd Prize Adjudicator – Blake Morrison
Shelling Broad Beans – Phil Rösel Baker
George Crabbe Poetry Competition 2022 – 1st Prize Adjudicator – Blake Morrison
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