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Welcome to Ver Poets. We are a St Albans based poetry society with a national and international membership. Please explore our website to find out about our programme of poetry events, poetry competitions and benefits of membership. Also visit our Facebook Page. Venue for monthly meetings, see below.

See the competitions page for the results of the year’s Ver Poets Open Competition.

Forthcoming events:

Friday 19th September

7.30 AGM. Review of the Years activities and appointment of officers for 2014/5

9.00 ‘Door into the Dark.’ John Mole adjudicates Ver’s summer competition. Readings of the prize-winning poems with John’s expert commentary.

Thursday 16th October

7.30 Dylan Thomas evening: a celebration of the work of the work of Dylan Thomas in his centenary year .

Presentation by Terry Jones and poems read by Dewi Williams. Bring your own Thomas favourite to read. Note the change of date and venue which will be

St Albans Library, The Maltings, St Albans


Saturday 1st November 7.30pm

In association with Redbourn Folk Club Evening of music, poetry and song featuring

Donald Gardner

Anne-Marie Fyfe

CL Dallat

Tickets from the theatre or at the door: £7.50

£5 for Ver Poets members

Venue for monthly meetings:  St Michael’s Church Parish Centre, St Albans unless we indicate otherwise (opposite the Verulamium Museum – plenty of free parking available). Usually on the 3rd Friday of the month at 8 pm.

All Welcome

Unguarded Gold

Please contact us to find out how to obtain our anthology published in memory of our founder, May Ivimy Badman and featuring poems by Ver poets and friends of the society. New Bargain Price £5.00 Includes poems by John Mole, Carole Satyamurti, Alan Brownjohn, Katherine Gallagher, Roger Garfitt, Lotte Kramer and many more published and unpublished poets.


Clare Pollard 2014 Ver Open Competition Judge clare-pollard “Ver Poets strike me as one of those Very Good Things- the kind of society that quietly keeps poetry alive in the UK” (Clare Pollard’s blog)