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The Poetry Society


(Poetry Organisation)


The Poetry Society exists to help poets and poetry thrive in Britain today. Established in 1909, and now one of Britain's most dynamic arts organisations, the Poetry Society is a membership organisation open to all.

Poetry Review is Britain's most prominent poetry magazine. Under new editors, it is committed to the highest possible standards and the most generous coverage. Drawing on the best writers, established and new, and showcasing the work of emerging artists, it offers a constantly energetic overview of contemporary poetry.

Poetry News is the Society's lively newsletter, reporting back on the wide world of modern poetry, from the hippest new slam events to the latest big name competition winners. It regularly carries advice for novice poets, interviews with poets, information on magazines, Q & As with poetry editors, members' poems, features on the poetry scene in cities around the UK, plus full details of all Poetry Society activities.

The Poetry Society has an outstanding reputation for its exciting and innovative education work. For nearly thirty years it has been introducing poets into classrooms, providing comprehensive teachers' resources and producing colourful, accessible publications for pupils.

We develop projects and schemes to keep poetry flourishing in our schools, libraries and workplaces. Schemes like Poets in Schools, Poet in the City and Poetry Places, a two-year programme of residencies and placements, funded by the Arts Council's 'Arts for Everyone' lottery budget, have enabled the Poetry Society to give work to hundreds of poets and allowed thousands of children and adults to experience poetry for themselves.

The Poetry Café is the social hub of the Poetry Society. (See the separate listing under venues.

Contact Information

phone: 020 7420 9880
email: info@poetrysociety.org.uk
website: www.poetrysociety.org.uk

22 Betterton Street
Covent Garden



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