With One Voice Poetry Challenge

Feb 6, 2024 | Arts, Environment / Net Zero

The With One Voice Poetry Challenge is CALLING ALL POETS… or simply anyone who enjoys putting ‘pen to paper’.

Thanks to the initiative and valiant efforts of supporters Anne Parsons and Piers Sturridge, we are supporting the ‘With One Voice Poetry Challenge’ – see full details HERE. Sometimes poetry can get to the heart of things, capture the truth and trigger emotions in a way that prose can’t reach. It will also give us all a different way to express our feelings about the impact of what is planned.

Here is an opportunity for an alternative protest. We would love you to write a poem; maybe a sonnet, an ode, a ballad, an acrostic, a villanelle, a haiku or tanka, a shape poem a pantoum, an elegy or a poem in free verse.

Your poem might tell of the impact that planned onshore infrastructure for offshore wind will have on our landscape, our health, our communities and wildlife. Or you might write about the beauty of the Suffolk Coast and point to what’s at stake, what we have to lose.

So please start writing, keeping your poem to an A4 size sheet with a minimum font size of 12. You may submit more than one poem.

Email your poems to SEAS at WithOneVoicePoetryChallenge@gmail.com  and make sure to include your name and poem title. The challenge will run till end of April. For ease of sharing with others you can use  tinyurl.com/W1VPoet

SEAS will publish some of the poems across social media channels and each poem will have the copyright symbol added and be attributed to you as the poet. You may find it helpful to sign up to the SEAS social media pages (FacebookInstagramTwitter/X), so you can follow the poems selected.

For further impact, we plan to laminate selected poems and display them in the physical environments threatened by current plans, in Aldeburgh and other East Suffolk coastal locations, on High Streets, shop windows, notice boards and in community spaces.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!