Join the Poetry Society

Thank you for your interest in joining the Poetry Society, one of Britain's most dynamic arts organisations representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. We have nearly 4000 members worldwide and publish the leading poetry magazine, 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.


Membership benefits can include:

Click on the relevant membership type below and join us today...

Membership Type Price Benefits
Full from £40
from £30 for concessions
4 issues of Poetry Review and Poetry News a year + all Membership benefits
Poetry News only  £18 As Full Membership but excluding Poetry Review
Youth £15 For young people between 11 and 18 years of age. See Youth pages for full details
Schools from £40 for Primary
from £58 for Secondary
Primary and Secondary School memberships available. See Education pages for full details
Poetry Review subscription 
£30 individuals
£50 institutions
Poetry Review only. No membership benefits

NOTE: For CD versions of Poetry Review and/or Poetry News - contact membership @ or call 020 7420 9881.