Meet other members through Stanzas – poetry groups run voluntarily by Poetry Society members. Give feedback on each other’s ‘poems in progress’, set up a reading group, or run impromptu open mic sessions – whatever you want to do! You may even just want an excuse to have a poetic chat over a pint.
The main contact (Stanza rep) of the group has to be a Poetry Society Member and we prefer that Stanzas are open to everyone, Members and non-members alike. However, it may be that some groups decide to open up to Poetry Society Members only e.g. if there’s not much capacity in the room you use for meetings.
We also run a Stanza Competition annually that every Stanza member who is also a Poetry Society Member can enter.
To register yourself as a Stanza rep, or to find out more, contact the Membership Manager Paul McGrane on membership [at] poetrysociety.org.uk, or call us on 020 7420 9881.
The Stanzas in ENGLAND are listed under county names. Welsh and Scottish Stanzas are under a separate heading of WALES, and SCOTLAND. We don’t have any Northern Irish Stanzas at the moment. Look under the INTERNATIONAL heading for Stanzas in France, India, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
- Durham / Tees Valley
- Greater Manchester
- Isle of Man
- Isle of Wight
- London (North of the River)
- London (South of the River)
- Second Life Stanza
- Tyne & Wear