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Poetry People brings poetry to people and people to poetry. Often for the first time. Led by Dean Parkin and Naomi Jaffa, Poetry People projects reach out to the wider community through competitions, poem posters, workshops and live events.


Dean and Naomi have many years of experience delivering the best contemporary poetry – you can follow their Poetry People adventures via Facebook, Twitter and on this website.


Dean is a full-time freelance poet, delivering his own residences, projects and workshops. His first book of poems, The Swan Machine, was published in 2015, his first collection for children, The Bubble Wrap, is available this autumn. To find out more, go to his website.


Naomi began in music management before becoming Suffolk’s first literature development officer. She started work for

the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival in 1993 and was its Director 1999–2014. Her second pamphlet collection, Driver, was published in 2017.



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