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The Poetry Society is a membership organisation, open to all, whose stated aim is "to promote the study, use and enjoyment of poetry".


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The Society was founded in London in February 1909 as the Poetry Recital Society, becoming the Poetry Society in 1912. Its first President was Lady Margaret Sackville.[1]

The Poetry Society publishes Poetry Review, Britain's leading poetry magazine, which provides a forum for poems from both new and established poets. Its editor is currently Fiona Sampson.[2]

The Society also organises several competitions, including the British National Poetry Competition[3] and the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award [4]. The society also ran the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize from 1986 to 1997.

Previous winners of the National Poetry Competition include in 2009 Helen Dunmore: 'The Malarkey' and most recent winner, Paul Adrian for his poem: 'Robin in Flight'.[5]

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