Original Poets exists to provide encouragement, help and an appreciative audience to poets of all standards.
Join us - we will make you very welcome!
We meet every 3rd Monday in the garden room of the Bread & Roses in Clapham. Our meetings start at 7 p.m., but we don't lock the door to later arrivals.
We are constituted as a Stanza group of the Poetry Society and also part of the Original Writers' Group, and are open to members of either. In fact, any poets are welcome to join us - there is plenty of room - they just need to let us know they're coming and be sure to bring copies of their poems along. Our meetings are free to attend.
The meetings are a lively and rewarding time for all, with our poets reading their latest work and commenting on the poems of others. Although we offer helpful suggestions, the accent is always on encouragement and support.
Afterwards we enjoy a well-earned drink in the bar, where we discuss life as only poets can.
Our latest publications:
As a first anniversary celebration we produced an anthology of our work, titled "Originally of Clapham". This beautifully produced 60-page book is perfect bound and contains a wonderfully eclectic selection of our work, chosen to be representative rather than enforcing any specific aesthetic. The variety of voices and themes make this a joy to read. Buy it here for only £4.99 plus postage!