Poet Profile

  • Dr Ronald Blythe CBE

    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

  • Julia Duke

    Julia Duke

    As a writer, I love to experiment. Over the years I have worked extensively at poetry, my first love, and at creative nonfiction, including nature writing, memoir and a recent, mixed-genre project on identity. In recent years I have developed my poetry writing more fully, exploring my interest in imagist poetry, free verse and traditional…

  • Pat Jourdan

    Pat Jourdan

    At Liverpool College of Art, Pat Jourdan studied painting, in the same class as John Lennon and Cynthia Powell.  Later she was described by Ian McEwan as “ a little-known but gifted poet, a woman of the Liverpool school,” (page 137 of his novel ‘Saturday.’) An early poem ‘Launderette’ was included in Best Poems of…

  • Lynne Nesbit

    Lynne Nesbit

    I moved to Suffolk’s Waveney Valley in 2017. After a lifetime in London, the move precipitated my next life. It will be a long one. I loved London and my life there, with easy access to the cultural capital of the world, though I didn’t take full advantage. One rarely does. But no-one knew me…

  • Sue Foster

    Sue Foster

    I have liked writing things since the beginning. I am Welsh; a doctor’s daughter; middle child; singer; theatre performer; wife to a Norfolk man; mother; grandmother of twins, their sister and four more; gardener, tree planter, and smallholder of sheep, chickens and veg. in the Suffolk countryside. Did I mention I love walking, dancing and…

  • Antony Johae

    Antony Johae

    Antony Johae (b. 1937 Chiswick, Middlesex) has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature – a study of Dostoevsky and Kafka. He has taught at the University of Essex and in Germany, Ghana, Tunisia and Kuwait. He retired in 2009 and now divides his time between Colchester and Lebanon (his wife’s country of origin).

  • Florence Cox

    Florence Cox

    Florence Cox, née Atkinson, has been a dedicated poetry writer since her teens. Born and educated in Ipswich, she studied French and Italian at Leeds University, cycled solo from Ipswich to South West France in 1975 ended up working on the western side of Paris for the world’s leading inflatable boat company. She left Paris for…

  • Kate Foley

    Kate Foley

    Kate Foley is a widely published, prize-winning poet who has read in many London, other UK and European locations. Her first collection, Soft Engineering was short listed for best first collection at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Kate, born in London before WW2, now lives in both Amsterdam and Suffolk, where she writes, performs and leads…

  • James Knox Whittet

    James Knox Whittet

    James Knox Whittet was born and brought up in the Hebridean island of Islay where his father was the head gardener at Dunlossit Castle. Although he now lives in Norfolk, many of his poems are inspired by his Hebridean childhood. He was educated at Newbattle Abbey College and Cambridge University. In 2004, his pamphlet, Seven…

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