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 nearly 4000 members worldwide. Our mission is to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry. Become a member of the Poetry Society today and join us in our mission to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry. Find out more.
Your membership supports the Society in its work to promote and develop poetry across the UK as well as providing you with fantastic benefits including, but not limited to: subscription to the premier poetry journal in the UK, The Poetry Review, regular copies of Poetry News and discounted entry into the National Poetry Competition – as well as monthly e-bulletins packed with news and special offers sent straight to your inbox and a whole host of other poetic goodies. Being a member of the Poetry Society takes you straight to the heart of the art.
Full membership costs from just £42 (£35 concessions) if you buy online or by Direct Debit – saving you £5 compared to paying by cheque or card through the post. Poetry News membership, with no subscription to The Poetry Review, costs just £20. You can also join as a Youth member, or as a school, or just subscribe to The Poetry Review. For more information on all the available membership options, click here
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The Constitution of the Poetry Society was set up in 1923 and updated in 2005 to accommodate changes in Company and Charity legislation. It takes the normal form of a Memorandum and Articles of Association. A copy is held by the Charity Commission and it is also available here.