The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”.  Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally.  Today it has more than 4000 members worldwide and publishes The Poetry Review.

With innovative education and commissioning programmes and a packed calendar of performances, readings and competitions, The Poetry Society champions poetry for all ages.

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I really enjoyed the third #LeedsStanza meet up tonight - thanks so much to everyone who came. We had a great discussion about #GeoffreyHill I had found him a challenging read and hearing others perspectives was so interesting and useful. Details of the May meet up to follow! Retweeted by The Poetry Society

"For when there is too much fear there is never enough summer." Sarah Corbett reads tomorrow evening 6.30pm at The Poetry Cafe alongside Susan Wicks to launch the fantastic new exhibition Dorothy's Colour - free event!…

A good afternoon spent ignoring my emails in the service of interviewing Anthony Anaxagorou for Poetry News as well as podcast type things. Read his poem 'After the Formalities ' if you haven't already. If you have, read it again…… Retweeted by The Poetry Society

Had a lovely chat with @olliefox and @PoetrySociety about @OutSpokenLDN and my poem After the Formalities which features in the current issue. Podcast will be up soon with a full article of the interview in the next news bulletin. Retweeted by The Poetry Society

Calling all Modernists! Apply! Join me! Lecturer in Modernism and Creative Writing Grade 7 at University of Liverpool… #jobsacuk Retweeted by The Poetry Society

Cancer patients' own poetry of hope temporarily tattooed on their bodies in O, Miami project… Retweeted by The Poetry Society

A contemporary of Keats and Shelley, John Clare outlived both, becoming one of the finest poets of the English countryside. Join us on 13 May for 'Afternoon Poems' celebrating his talent. Free to book now:… Retweeted by The Poetry Society

#MyHandleExplained 'Poetry': from a variant of the Greek term poiesis - 'making'. 'Society': a society can enable its members to benefit in ways that would not otherwise be possible on an individual basis.

Our handle is taken from a Sir Patrick Geddes quote: 'This is a green world, with animals comparatively few and small, and all dependent on the leaves. By leaves we live. Some people have strange ideas that they live by money.' #MyHandleExplained Retweeted by The Poetry Society