About Me

March 2015 til June 16 1062Sue Wallace-Shaddad was born and brought up in Suffolk and now lives there.  She is married to a Sudanese academic and civil society activist and has a daughter (a singer-songwriter) and a son (studying Games Design).

Sue has just completed the MA in Writing Poetry run by Newcastle University with the Poetry School London. She is Secretary of Suffolk Poetry Society, organises poetry events and reads her own poetry regularly in venues around Suffolk. She enjoys attending major poetry festivals such as StAnza, Ledbury and Poetry in Aldeburgh as well as the Festival of Suffolk Poetry.

Sue ‘s short collection ‘ A City Waking Up’ will be published by Dempsey and Windle 1st October 2020, featuring poems about the country and people of Sudan. Copies can be bought from the publisher, booksellers and Amazon. She self-published a pamphlet ‘ A Working Life’ in 2014 . This reflects aspects of her career with the British Council 1974 – 2014  which took her all over the world promoting UK education and culture.

She has had poems published by London Grip, Brittle Star, Dempsey and Windle, Ink Sweat and Tears, Poetry Space, The French Literary Review and in various magazines and local anthologies. She writes poetry reviews regularly which are listed in the review section of this site.

Sue observes and reflects, captures moments in both her own life and the lives of others, painting pictures with her words. She has a particular interest in ekphrasis and is a great-granddaughter of  the distinguished Scottish painter and Glasgow Boy, James Paterson.

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