The Poetry Society situation is such a shame. I’ve been working on exciting educational projects for them since 1999 – ‘Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School’, Poetry Class, Foyle Young Poets, the Cloud Chamber, etc. They’re a great bunch of people who work there: enthusiastic, hard-working and deeply committed. Their educational record is fantastic. The trustees have to get this sorted quickly to restore credibility.
“Poetry is truth. In poetry’s name, and on behalf of all poets, we urge the Poetry Society to meet its members’ request for the truth, so that together we can shape our Society’s future, and make it fit for the art whose name it carries.”
– Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate
– Gillian Clarke, National Poet for Wales