Poetry Society

It is well worth joining the Poetry Society & the Poetry Book Society. Both provide key information to the world of poetry.

The Poetry Society has published a journal and newsletter for almost 100 years. Poetry Review is one of the world's leading

contemporary poetry magazines. Poetry News is packed with features, tips and listings.

Members of the Poetry Society receive four issues per year of Poetry Review and Poetry News.

The Poetry Society aims to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry.

It was founded in 1909, it provides support, information and merchandise for specialists and the general public alike.

It has nearly 4,000 members worldwide.

Through events, publications, café, promotions and prizes the Poetry Society aims to create a central position for poetry in the arts

and promotes poets and poetry in Britain today.

Its education work provides development opportunities for poets, teachers, pupils, and emerging writers, creating a central position

for poetry in education through its advocacy and links with national arts and government initiatives.


Poetry Book Society

The Poetry Book Society was set up by T S Eliot and friends in 1953 ‘to propagate the art of poetry’, the Poetry Book Society

provides information, reviews and discounts on the best contemporary poetry for an international community of readers.

The Poet Selectors choose the best new poetry collection of the quarter, which is sent to full members as part of their membership.

All members also receive the Bulletin, the quarterly review of new poetry, which contains the Poet Selectors' reviews of the Choice and

Recommendations and the selected poets' comments on their own work.

Awarded by the PBS to the best new collection of poetry each year, the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry is the largest and most prestigious award

of its kind in the UK.

The PBS online poetry bookstore, which sells all the 90,000 poetry titles in print in the UK and a wide range of CDs, including those from

the Poetry Archive, featuring one-hour recordings of over 130 poets reading their own work

They run the Children's Poetry Bookshelf a book club for young poetry lovers aged 7-11, offering the best new children’s poetry books

chosen by our expert Selectors and memberships for parents, schools and libraries. The CPB also runs an annual poetry competition

for 7-11 year-olds,

Full members receive the Choice and Bulletin review each quarter, keeping them up-to-date with the best new poetry.