This project has been part funded by the Dedham Vale AONB and the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB Sustainable Development Fund




Dean Parkin is a poet who has run workshops in schools and prisons, colleges and universities, in residential homes, and in a variety of locations, from a boat on Orford Ness to a NATO base in Germany. In addition to his freelance work, he has worked for The Poetry Trust since 1999 and is currently the Creative Director. His third pamphlet, The Sunshine of Fortune, was published in 2013 and was written as a part of a residency in the Stour Valley and is a response to the artists and writers of the area. His latest project is A Poem for Suffolk, which began in September 2014. For more information