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 previous Ver Poets Competitions.
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.
Poetry Workshop with David Van Cauter
Friday May 15th at 8pm
New ways into writing poetry.
Open Competition 2015 Prize-Giving
Saturday June 27th at 2:00 pm
The Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans, Herts AL1 3HL
Adjudicator – Anne-Marie Fyfe
Anne-Marie Fyfe (b. Cushendall, Co. Antrim) has four collections of poetry includingUnderstudies: New and Selected Poems and a fifth collection, House of Small Absences, due from Seren Books in 2015; has won the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Prize; has run Coffee-House Poetry’s readings and workshops at London’s leading live literature venue, the Troubadour, since 1997, organises the annual Hewitt Spring Festival in the Glens of Antrim, and was chair of thePoetry Society from 2006-2009. www.annemariefyfe.com
FIRST PRIZE £600
SECOND PRIZE £300
THIRD PRIZE £100
Winning and selected poems published in
the competition anthology.
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Mole, Carole Satyamurti, Alan Brownjohn, Katherine Gallagher, Roger Garfitt, Lotte Kramer and many more published and unpublished poets.