Welcome to the Suffolk Poetry Society. It's a privilege to be President of one of Britain's oldest poetry societies which has been promoting poetry in Suffolk and beyond for well over half a century.
Although poetry is created in solitude and can be read in silence, it comes alive, rather like music, when it is spoken aloud and shared with a group of like minded people.
The principal aim of the Society is to create a community where poets or lovers of poetry can find a home in a world in which poetry is too often cast aside to the margins. The Society welcomes people who have been writing or reading poetry for many years or those who have just begun to explore this endlessly fascinating art and would like a little guidance on the way. Throughout each year, you will find many opportunities to meet with others who share your passion. Paradoxically, the seemingly solitary pursuit of poetry can lead to many friendships when places are provided for poets to come together to share their work and to learn from each other. The Suffolk Poetry Society prides itself in creating friendly and supportive environments.
James Knox Whittet