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The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society is a national umbrella organisation that promotes the welfare of poets and poetry. It does this through its websites and through activities including workshops, public events, poetry competitions and the publications Poetry News and Poetry Review. Our funding contributes to its core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £360,000
  • 2013-2014: £360,000
  • 2014-2015: £370,000

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Where is the rulebook by Yasmin Wilson

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam champoionships, and the longest running youth slam in the country. A team of high profile spoken word artists travel the country leading masterclasses in schools, colleges, arts groups and community organisations inspiring new writing around the theme of Identity. The top 7 winners selected by Kate Tempest performed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Joelle Taylor and Mark Grist. For more info https://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

'You belong to your father' Anne Gill

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam champoionships, and the longest running youth slam in the country. A team of high profile spoken word artists travel the country leading masterclasses in schools, colleges, arts groups and community organisations inspiring new writing around the theme of Identity. The top 7 winners selected by Kate Tempest performed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Joelle Taylor and Mark Grist. For more info https://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Union Jack

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam champoionships, and the longest running youth slam in the country. A team of high profile spoken word artists travel the country leading masterclasses in schools, colleges, arts groups and community organisations inspiring new writing around the theme of Identity. The top 7 winners selected by Kate Tempest performed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Joelle Taylor and Mark Grist. For more info https://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Trust No One Renée Dacres

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam champoionships, and the longest running youth slam in the country. A team of high profile spoken word artists travel the country leading masterclasses in schools, colleges, arts groups and community organisations inspiring new writing around the theme of Identity. The top 7 winners selected by Kate Tempest performed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Joelle Taylor and Mark Grist. For more info https://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

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Tinaye Mapoka Capture

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam champoionships, and the longest running youth slam in the country. A team of high profile spoken word artists travel the country leading masterclasses in schools, colleges, arts groups and community organisations inspiring new writing around the theme of Identity. The top 7 winners selected by Kate Tempest performed live at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Joelle Taylor and Mark Grist. For more info https://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Tiah The Book

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Tanaz This is for the Misfits

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

The Perfect Girls

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Sadiha The Unknown Girl

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Rebecca Mother's Hands

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Nazia Hooded and Proud

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Molly Every Line Makes a Difference

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Ellie The Girl Who Wanted to Do More

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Merjeme A Box of Memories and Thoughts

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Maxine I Will Never Be Me

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Jasmine This is For

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Ivy The Girl Who Paints Herself

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Heather That Girl

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Ella Roots Within

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Delilah The Beer Stained Teddy Bear

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Chelsea The Heart Map

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Amal Lit Candle

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Aimee Wonder

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships 12-18 year olds. A team of high profile spoken word artists and poets led by Joelle Taylor faciliatate masterclasses in schools and colleges across the UK, inspiring slam poets to write around the theme of Identity. Winners performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London in support of Mark Grist, in a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more info http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Theo Concrete

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships for 12-18 year olds. Led by Joelle Taylor a team of top UK spoken word artists and poets lead 2-day masterclasses in schools exploring the theme of Identity. Winners performed on 31st October 2014 in the Royal Festival Hall as part of a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more details go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

Scarlet Diazepam Nightmares in Suburbia

SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships for 12-18 year olds. Led by Joelle Taylor a team of top UK spoken word artists and poets lead 2-day masterclasses in schools exploring the theme of Identity. Winners performed on 31st October 2014 in the Royal Festival Hall as part of a team selected by Kate Tempest. For more details go to http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

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