Poet Profiles

  • Caroline Gilfillan

    Caroline Gilfillan

    29 April 1951-24 September 2023

  • Angela Locke

    Angela Locke

    Angela Locke is a poet, novelist and journalist, living in Cumbria. She has had four poetry collections published. Her novels/non-fiction/travel books (Chatto & Windus, Souvenir, Sphere etc) have been translated all over the world. Her novel, Dreams of the Blue Poppy, draws widely on the experiences of the First World War, the lives of the great plant…

  • Mike Bannister

    Mike Bannister

    Born 1936. Mike Bannister grew up in the village of Alvechurch inWorcestershire; a child of the Radio Age. Following military service, he worked in Community Schools in Telford, East London and Bradford; all the time keeping close links with quiet places in Wales, Drakes Island, East Anglia, The Pennine Hills, Scotland’s West Coast, The Hebrides,…

  • Anne Boileau

    Anne Boileau

    Anne Boileau (also known as Polly Clarke) was born in rural Suffolk and has a strong affinity with its ancient landscape, its history and wildlife. As a child she learnt important lessons about social hierarchies, group behaviour and communication from the horses, pigs and chickens on her parents’ small farm. An admirer of Ronald Blythe,…

  • Ian Griffiths

    Ian Griffiths

    Ian Griffiths
 was born and brought up in Swansea and the Gower, South Wales. He started writing poetry at school and had two poems published in an anthology of Poets of Tomorrow. His current collection of poems Conversations With Birds is intended for publication later this year. 
An admirer of the work of Dylan Thomas…

  • David Healey

    David Healey

    David Healey was born in 1944 and brought up in Cornwall. He qualified as a doctor at Guys and subsequently worked in Papua New Guinea before returning to become a GP in Suffolk. He’s now involved in wildlife conservation and helping to look after his grandson, Archie, with cerebral palsy; both find their way into…

  • Marguerite Wood

    Marguerite Wood

    Marguerite Wood trained as a physiotherapist, working for the NHS for over a decade. She and her husband, Douglas, sadly deceased in 2001, have a son and daughter and five grandchildren. She has been writing poetry all her life, was an assistant editor for Envoi under J. C. Scott’s editorship for over 10 years, then…

  • Frank Wood (1925-2020)

    Frank Wood (1925-2020)

    Frank was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1925. We were sad to learn that Frank died in the early hours of 24 September 2020. Frank was beloved by many in the Suffolk poetry scene, and will be much missed.

  • Derek Adams

    Derek Adams

    Derek Adams is a professional photographer, originally from London, he now lives in Suffolk. He has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths and his poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the UK and abroad, including Rialto, Magma, Smiths Knoll and London Grip. His latest collection is EXPOSURE: Snapshots from the…

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