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.
Chapter & Verse for September is The Dearest Freshness: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889).
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First Prize – Chamber Organ (Castle Grant, 1766) by Caroline Price
Second Prize – A Poet Showed Me Round His Violin by Anne Boileau
Third Prize – To Marina Tsevtaeva by Robert Jansen
Exhibition “Journeying” 3rd – 27th October 2018 at Frame Workshop & Gallery, 22 St Nicholas St. Ipswich IP1 1TJ.
Stephen Cassidy, who brought us the Ravenscroft Consort at Walpole Old Chapel a couple of years ago, is holding an exhibition of artworks inspired by six poems written by his father, John Cassidy. These poems are the most recent of John’s to be published in Stand Magazine and are printed in full below. Stephen talked about this project at the 5th Festival of Suffolk Poetry.
Have you received one of our new style news letters yet? (click this link to see what they look like https://mailchi.mp/6ca3b2674c35/suffolk-poetry-society-newsletter?e=[UNIQID])
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The SPS is a Poetry Society Stanza, so all SPS members that are also a member of The Poetry Society are eligible to enter The 2018 Stanza Poetry Competition...
The 2018 Stanza Poetry Competition is open and its theme this year is TRADITION.
It’s free to enter but you must be a Poetry Society member (if you’re not a member you can join anytime before the competition closes.)
We’d like to know who our members are; in fact we’re so proud of you we’d like everyone to know about our members!
Hello everyone, this is to let you know that I have now taken on the mantle of Stanza rep from Elizabeth Soule.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Aldeburgh Gazette is a fortnightly publication, and it has begun to invite submissions of poetry from members.
Some have already been printed, so this is an interesting new outlet for your poems.
Send your poems plus a short, outline biography to Peter Adshead, email@example.com. Submissions have to be submitted by 4pm on the Thursday the week before publication. The publisher’s decision is final and there is no guarantee of inclusion of items.