The Poetry Society Annual Lecture

The Poetry Society Annual Lecture series presents lectures from prestigious poets on any aspect of contemporary poetry, often with the aim of bring lesser-heard voices to the UK.  Lectures are published in The Poetry Review.

Past lecturers have included Jan Wagner, Carolyn Forché, Rita Dove, Anne Carson, Les Murray and Charles Simic.

2021 Annual lecture series

In 2021, The Poetry Society are holding a series of three online lectures in association with the University of Liverpool (as the Kenneth Allott lectures), which includes Valzyhna Mort, Terrance Hayes and M. NourbeSe Philip.

All three lectures will be published in The Poetry Review: the lecture by Valzhyna Mort appears in the spring 2021 issue; the lecture by Terrance Hayes will appear in the summer 2021 issue.

You can watch the Valzhyna Mort lecture here:

Annual Lecture Series 2021: Valzhyna Mort from The Poetry Society on Vimeo.

Booking is open for the lecture by M. NourbeSe Philip in November.

University of Liverpool