Welcome to the website for 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.
Friday, February 21st at 8 pm
10 Liners Prize Giving
Prize-winning Australian poet Kaye Lee will present her report on this year’s competition, with readings of short-listed and winning poems. The poems will be varied, short and sweet – a guaranteed good listen! Kaye will read from her own work after the interval.
Friday, March 21st at 8 pm
Poetry Reading by John Greening and Mike Bartholomew-Biggs.
Two for one this evening, with two outstanding
poets reading from their recent work.
John Greening will be reading from To The War
Poets, (Carcanet), Knots (Worple Press) and other
Mike Bartholomew-Biggs will be reading from
Fred and Blossom ( Shoestring Press) a narrative
sequence set in the 1930’s.
Friday, April 11th at 8 pm
Burn After Reading
Burn after Reading, a group of young poets led by
Ver Poets’ member, Anthony Adler, will be
reading their work this evening. This poetry
collective of young poets was formed through
the Barbican Young Poets Scheme. Come and
enjoy their innovative writing.
Friday, May 16th at 8 pm
Poetry Writing Workshop
Rebecca Hubbard will lead this writing
workshop on Gardens. Bring paper and pen.
Rebeccas’s first collection, of prose poems on
gardens, will be printed by Cinnamon Press in
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.
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. Price £7.50
Includes poems by John Mole, Carole Satyamurti, Alan Brownjohn, Katherine Gallagher, Roger Garfitt, Lotte Kramer and many more published and unpublished poets.