What is the Portfolio Group of the Suffolk Poetry Society?
The Portfolio Group gives an opportunity for poets to receive a mixture of 10 poems to comment upon, every six weeks or so.
Each poet sends in two copies of their own poems (at least six poems to begin, with others sent in later through the year). These are assembled into a ‘portfolio’ which is circulated around the members – 16 at present.
At the end of approximately a year, after receiving eight Portfolios, the poems are returned to the writer, with all comments attached.
This process gives poets a chance to reassess their writing before sending a poem off for publication or a competition. (Circulation around the other members does not count as previous publication, incidentally).
Membership is £15, as an extra to the basic Suffolk Poetry Society subscription.