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UK Poetry Society's web site displays excellent pages on the various activities for both members and non-members - on line and off line.
This organization, based in London, was founded in 1909 by a group of poets, teachers, librarians, booksellers, journalists and simply lovers of poetry from all over the world.
The poetry contests on this site are very original. The most important one is the annual National Poetry Competition, open to anyone aged 18 and over and has an entry fee. Another is the thematic competition for members, promoted by the Society's seasonal magazine, Poetry Review. Some past issues' themes ranged from "Fire Poems" to "Kissing Poems". This summer issues' theme is "On the Tiles", and there is available an archive of past selected thematic poems on this site.
The Society also offers the ink and paper newsletter, Poetry News which carries full details of its poetry activities, plus valuable advice for novice poets, interviews to noted poets, member's selected poems and much more. Some of the most important articles of this newsletter are posted on the site.
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