The Poetry Society - London

The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has more than 4000 members worldwide and publishes the leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review.
With innovative education and commissioning programmes and a packed calendar of performances, readings and competitions, The Poetry Society champions poetry for all ages. As well as the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, The Poetry Society runs the National Poetry Competition, one of the world’s longest-running and most prestigious prizes for an individual poem, and the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry – the prize founded by Carol Ann Duffy from her honorarium as Poet Laureate.
A charitable organisation, The Poetry Society provide support, information and merchandise for specialists and the general public. They engage with and support diverse poetry audiences.
Through events, publications, The Poetry Café, promotions and prizes The Poetry Society ensure the highest artistic quality; they create a central position for poetry in the arts and continue to build new avenues to promote poets and poetry in Britain today.
The Poetry Society’s education work provides development opportunities for poets, teachers, pupils, and emerging writers, creating a central position for poetry in education through their advocacy and links with national arts and government initiatives.
Find out more about how The Poetry Society champion poetry by exploring their Projects, Education and Competitions pages.

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