Free Verse is an all-day bazaar, market, library, meeting place, performance venue, information resource and more. Celebrating the vitality of contemporary poetry in the UK, publishers and organisations both large and small, both experimental and traditional, display and sell their work direct to the public.
Free Verse is managed by The Poetry Society for the first time this year. We look forward to building on the sturdy foundations of Free Verses past to bring publishers, poets and poetry-lovers together for a day of sales and celebration.
Plans are coming together at the moment, and you can follow along on the Free Verse website. There will be more than 60 publishers’ stalls to browse, free readings throughout the day, poetry workshops and a gala evening performance, which will feature a rare chance to hear US-poet Chelsey Minnis – book here for tickets
Start saving your book-buying pounds now, and we look forward to seeing you in September!