Commended in the 2017 Stanza Poetry Competition, judged by Andy Croft, on the theme of 'Walls'.

Reportage, Grenfell Tower

by Joan Michelson

Joan Michelson Grenfell

Printed and broadcast UK media June 2017

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.

More about the Poetry Society…

Tweets @PoetrySociety

Award-winning novelist Alice McDermott's six favourite books of poetry

Guardian poem of the week: An Invite to Eternity by John Clare

Evening reading as the rain pours down like rhymes in a villanelle: the latest Poetry Review @PoetrySociety Retweeted by The Poetry Society

Well done to all involved in the Year 7/8 Poetry Festival - a wonderful end to the half term! @PoetryDayUK @PoetrySociety @PoetryEducation Retweeted by The Poetry Society

T S Eliot @Faberbooks wanted Hawk in the Rain to be by "E J Hughes" - it was #SylviaPlath who insisted on " Ted Hughes " @PoetrySociety… Retweeted by The Poetry Society

Next up in my list of 10 brilliant UK writing websites is @PoetrySociety : Retweeted by The Poetry Society

Today's pic is the house in Primrose Hill where Sylvia Plath lived when she was happy. @itssylviaplath @onthehillinfo @PoetrySociety Retweeted by The Poetry Society