The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition 2016 Awards Ceremony

The prize winners of the 2016 George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition with the adjudicator, Moniza Alvi.

From left to right we have David Healey, Nina Roffey, Sandra Spirling, John Vaughan (Highly Commended), R.G.Binns, Pamela Job (First Prize), André Mangeot (Third Prize), Jill Eulalie Dawson (Second Prize), Moniza Alvi, Paul Howarth and Diana Hirst (Highly Commended).

Jill Eulalie Dawson, John Vaughan, Pamela Job and André Mangeot were all double prize winners as they all also had poems commended.

Antony Johae: Poems of the East — charity reading

Submitted by SPSadmin on 12 October, 2016 - 16:24

Antony Johae would like to invite you to readings from his collection, Poems of the East, to take place on Sunday 23rd October at the Quaker Meeting House in Church Street, Colchester. Readings will begin at 12 noon and end at 1 p.m. followed by Lebanese refreshments. Entry and refreshments will be free.

National Poetry Day report

Ian Griffiths reports on National Poetry Day, for which he organised a reading on Aldeburgh Beach at the South Lookout, which was in turn transmitted to the USA via the Internet:

The National Poetry Day audience

Announcement: Sad loss of Peter Davey

We are saddened to learn of the death of Peter Davey, a long serving member of the Suffolk Poetry Society,  who was, for several years, a highly successful Secretary of and contributor  to The Portfolio Group.

Peter was a friend and staunch supporter of the Woodbridge Group until the very end of his active and varied life. He had  travelled widely in a professional capacity, his knowledge of Japan was prodigious. He was happily married to Mari, an artist in her own right, some of whose striking water-colours  graced the pages of Peter’s publications.