Shortlands Poetry Circle

Welcome To Shortlands Poetry Circle.

Over 100 years of poetry appreciation. Members & visitors meet twice a month during term time to share poems on particular topics or by particular poets. Visitors are very welcome. Just turn up or contact us. Come and join us for the pleasure of poetry in a friendly atmosphere (bring 2 poems to read, but not your own, 1 must be short) and a long chat over tea and biscuits.

President: Diane Chorley 020 8650 8946
Membership Secretary: Christine Pope 020 8464 9810

How To Find Us: Click here for directions.

A Potted History Of Shortlands Poetry Circle. Click Here

About  Poetry

It is not metres, but a metre-making
argument that makes a poem.  Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Using The Links To Find Events

Although a selection of poetry events is published on this blog, the link to The Poetry Library (on the right hand side of the page) offers much more. Besides News, Events and Competitions you can search the Poetry Library catalogue and see which magazines are stocked.
Give it a try.

Stop Press:

Ruth Smith read poems on Croydon Radio on Sunday Feb. 12th. Here is a link to the programme.

Spring Programme 2017

Meeting on Feb. 14th. 2017

Reading at Queen Elizabeth House Feb. 6th. 2017




One thought on “Welcome

  1. Catherine Lee

    My name is Catherine and I am the host editor of the International Poets page for the monthly Australian magazine, FreeXpresSion. This is a magazine which upholds family values and is widely read by all ages from young teenagers upwards. I introduce one overseas poet per month on my page, and having found your group online would like to invite any of your members who may be interested to send me a selection of poems for consideration. There is no catch – copyright remains with authors and there is nothing to pay. Poets receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work is published. All I would need is a few poems from which to choose and a short Bio so I can introduce the poet to our readers.
    If you or any of your members are interested in writing to me in this regard I would be delighted to hear from you by email on: catherinelee40@hotmail.com
    Thank you, Catherine Lee



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