Poet Profile

  • Sue Wallace-Shaddad

    Sue Wallace-Shaddad

    Sue Wallace-Shaddad was born and brought up in Suffolk and returned to live in the county in 2002 after many years abroad working with the British Council. She retired in 2014. Sue has an MA in Writing Poetry from Newcastle University/Poetry School, London and is Secretary of Suffolk Poetry Society. Her first short collection ‘A City…

  • Tim Lenton

    Tim Lenton

    Tim Lenton is a retired newspaper columnist and sub-editor who lives in his home town of Norwich. He won the Fish International Poetry Prize in 2007 and has published a number of books of poetry, including collections of tanka and photographs in collaboration with Joy McCall. He publishes poetry on his website, www.back2sq1.co.uk, and reads…

  • Fran Reader

    Fran Reader

    Fran Reader (originally an ‘Essex girl’) has been writing poetry since the age of eight and has lived in Suffolk since 1990. After retiring from a career in gynaecology she has reinvented herself through her love of poetry by gaining an MA in Creative Writing with Poetry through the Open University. Since Autumn 2017 Fran…

  • Rob Lock

    Rob Lock

    Rob Lock has been writing for over twenty years and has benefitted greatly from membership of the East Suffolk Writing Group and subsequent contact with Michael Laskey, whose Garlic Press published a pamphlet for him. He was particularly pleased when a reviewer described this as being ‘alive with both love and the ordinary, with warmth…

  • Caroline Gill

    Caroline Gill

    ​Caroline Gill was Overall Winner in the inaugural Zoological Society of London Poetry Competition in 2014. She came 3rd in the 2017 Write Out Loud ‘Milestone’ Competition, judged by Brian Patten. Three poems feature in The Book of Forms, A Handbook of Poetics Including Odd and Invented Forms (Lewis Putnam Turco, University Press of New…

  • Kaaren Whitney

    Kaaren Whitney

    Kaaren Whitney, a professional homeopath, is a Poetry Advocate encouraging all to do with poetry.  Born in the USA, she gained insight into the land, people and herself while living in London and for the last 30 years in Suffolk.  Here she has been ‘educated’ by patients, life and being a guardian for her Tree…

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