Naomi Jaffa began a career in classical music management but
switched art forms in 1993 when she became Suffolk’s first
Literature Development Worker and started working for The Poetry
Trust (previously Aldeburgh Poetry Trust). She has been Director of
the organisation and the annual international Aldeburgh Poetry
Festival since 1999 when she succeeded its founder, Michael Laskey.
The festival has programmed 250 different poets and sold more than
28,000 tickets since it began in 1989 and is firmly established as
the UK’s leading annual celebration of contemporary poetry. Naomi’s
first pamphlet collection, The Last Hour of Sleep, was
published by Five Leaves Publications in 2003.