The Poetry Society – Covid 19 Update

The Poetry Society, its staff and Trustees send very best wishes to our Members and friends during these unprecedented times.

Following the latest Government and Public Health England advice, we have now started working at home as far as we are able. Some of our regular activities will continue as normal, some will take place as digital-only versions – and we are also busy working on a new programme, making best use of the available technology to keep you reading, writing and connected through poetry while we wait it out together.

The Poetry Café is currently closed to the public, but we will try and create live-streamed versions of events where we can.

The Spring issues of The Poetry Review and Poetry News are being mailed, and will be with you as soon as postal services allow. Don’t forget that The Poetry Review is also available in a digital format to Full Members, visit Exact Editions to register

On 26 March we announce the winners of this year’s National Poetry Competition, so check in here and on social media that evening for the big reveal.

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 is currently accepting entries if you are aged 11-17 (deadline 31 July); and for under 25s our Young Poets Network is full of inspiring challenges and features. Teachers, parents and carers who are now homeschooling – we have bundled up lots of resources here.

Contacting us

We’re in the process of getting our phones redirected, but meanwhile, email [email protected] we’ll help you from there. We’ll be just as active as ever on social media – follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Keep well, and keep in touch!

24th March 2020
The Poetry Society