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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Very sad to hear about the death of David Boll, one of Magma's founders and its Chair for its first 18 years. It was David's business skill that kept Magma going when many new poetry magazines fold after a few years. He also edited 6 brilliant issues. He will be greatly missed Retweeted by The Poetry Society

Welcome to UK @itsallreal - excited to have you at #Stablemates on Thur @PoetrySociety Cafe 7.30pm! Info and advance booking stablemates.co.uk Retweeted by The Poetry Society

'We'd chase a beat-up sphere of synthetic leather across the parched dancefloor that claimed our days.' From 'Choreography' by Kayo Chingonyi Read the @youngpoetsnet 👟 ⚽ Thinking Outside The Penalty Box 👟 ⚽ anthology online! bit.ly/footballanthol…

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across the parched dancefloor that claimed our days.'
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Read the @youngpoetsnet 👟 ⚽ Thinking Outside The Penalty Box 👟 ⚽ anthology online! https://t.co/krPmkWqPFH https://t.co/4tLi0hAO0H

Black sheep, they pilgrimage twice a year to Whitby through our landscape of dissolved monastery and pit, which they will toast in cider’n’blackcurrant, vegan blood. From 'Goths', by @ianduhig poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/i… #WorldGothDay

'Miles to go before I sleep': Robert Frost museum reopens apnews.com/b7b5494a28ea4b… Retweeted by The Poetry Society

Next show: The Farrago Second Friday SLAM! 8th June @PoetrySociety Cafe. Features include @aislinnthepoet, the UK SLAM! Champion & World Cup finalist, @TimKiely1 & Artin Selimi + others tbc + Open SLAM! e-mail [email protected] for a slot. facebook.com/events/3965916… Retweeted by The Poetry Society

Exciting news! 🎆 Ocean Vuong is judging this year's Geoffrey Dearmer Prize! The prize is for the best poem in The Poetry Review by a poet without a full collection published. This is the first prize Vuong is judging in the UK! poetrysociety.org.uk/news/ocean-vuo…

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Ocean Vuong is judging this year's Geoffrey Dearmer Prize! The prize is for the best poem in The Poetry Review by a poet without a full collection published. This is the first prize Vuong is judging in the UK!  
https://t.co/Djh30QankM https://t.co/qHZlvf5lVr

"Lone Star, you were a man on the run when you picked the ball up on the edge of your penalty box." New work by @NickMakoha and more: bit.ly/footballanthol… twitter.com/PoetrySociety/… Retweeted by The Poetry Society

Read the brand new Thinking Outside The Penalty Box anthology online! New poems, inspired by the experiences of African footballers in the UK, by @KayoChingonyi, @NickMakoha, @rrobinson72, @SugarJPoet and @youngpoetsnet challenge winners ⚽⚽⚽ bit.ly/footballanthol…

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Hear poet Jane Commane @CommaJane discuss industry with @amolrajanBBC & guests on @BBCRadio4's Start the Week #bbcstw and read her poem 'Midlands kids,' from #AssemblyLines [bit.ly/2tN97aD]. Repeat 9.30pm or on iPlayer now (Jane from 9.06). bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b…Retweeted by The Poetry Society