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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:


Thursday 16th October


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

Presentation by Terry Jones and with original audio of the poet and appearance by a mystery guest. 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

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A Cabaret Evening of music, poetry and song at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans. Featuring:

Cult poet Donald Gardner, Anne-Marie Fyfe of the Troubadour Cafe,  musician, poet and broadcaster Cahal Dallat and the stars of Redbourn Folk Club. Table seating with bar. See this flier for more details.

Tickets from theatre website www.maltingsartstheatre.co.uk or at the door: £7.50

or £5 for Ver Poets members and concessions

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

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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Mole, Carole Satyamurti, Alan Brownjohn, Katherine Gallagher, Roger Garfitt, Lotte Kramer and many more published and unpublished poets.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)