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The Crabbe Memorial Competition for 2013 closes on May 31st.
The Adjudicator will be the Scottish born poet James Knox Whittet, who has the distinction of having won the Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition himself, four times.
The competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated or resident in Suffolk, or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member.
Welcome to the Suffolk Poetry Society. We have a long tradition of poetry meetings, held at many locations over a large county. Our programme includes the poetry from all periods, music, discussion and improvisation. The poetic imagination is a great shape-shifter. It vivifies. Be absorbed and join us.
Pauline Stainer, President SPS.
Welcome to the Suffolk Poetry Society Website. We hope you'll enjoy your visit. Here you'll find a wealth of resources for the poetry lover.
Our next major event is Transpositions, an exploration of Art and Music transposed into Poetry.
The Poets to be featured are:
Fakenham Poetry Circle is pleased to announce its open poetry competition for 2013.
The adjudicator for 2013 is Kate Foley, who is well known to Suffolk Poetry Society members.
Andrew Frolish would like to invite you to a poetry reading he is giving on Friday 17th May at Hadleigh Library.
The reading begins at 6:30pm.
Wine will be provided - tempting!
A new literary festival for Suffolk takes place in Felixstowe this June 15th and 16th. Using various venues the festival features a wide range of readings and discussions with poetry from Will Stone at Felixstowe library on Saturday afternoon.
Suffolk Poetry Society will hopefully be working with the Felixstowe Book Festival in future years and wishes the organisers best wishes for this first event.
The festival website is www.felixstowebookfestival.co.uk
We trust you are being inpired by the warming weather. May is upon us and that brings the closing date for the Crabbe Memorial Competition. You have until the 31st May to get your entries in.
Please think about ordering your anthology of the 2013 Crabbe winners at the same time.
You can find an entry form here: http://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/crabbe-memorial-competition-2013
Eastern Angles' new play, The Long Life and Great Good Fortune of John Clare continues its tour of Suffolk and Essex. It is at the Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich until 6th April before touring widely until its run ends at Woodbridge Community Hall from 17th-19th May. More details can be found at www.easternangles.co.uk
Part of the Seven Olympian Poets tour
with Graham Fawcett – lecturer and broadcaster
Saturday 8th June
5 pm – 7 pm
At the Unitarian Meeting House Friars Street, Ipswich, IP1 1TD
“There is a certain new slant of light in which I now look at Emily Dickinson’s poetry, thanks to your inspired evocation of her as a woman of great strength, even volcanic power.” Romée Tilanus, at the London Emily Dickinson night