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PBS Choice Reading


Poetry Book Society Readings

Do you like poetry?

The PBS Summer Choice Woods, etc will be read by the poet, Alice Oswald, at a free event at the Senate House in London on 19th May. This will be followed by a discussion of the poet’s work and the opportunity to ask questions. Afterwards there will be refreshments in the Senior Common Room and the opportunity to buy the book and to join the Poetry Book SocietySpecialist book club founded by T S Eliot in 1953, which aims to offer the best new poetry published in the UK and Ireland. Members buy at 25% discount. The PBS has a handsome new website at

Although open to all, this event is organised with postgraduate students in mind and will be of particular interest to those studying poetry as part of a creative writing course.

Poetry Book Society Choice readings
in association with the Institute of English Studies
19 May 2005
The Senate House, University of London, Malet Street

The Poetry Book Society is a book club for poetry lovers which was founded by T S Eliot and friends in 1953. The Poet Selectors chose the best new poetry book of the quarter to be sent to members, along with the Bulletin magazine which provides a review of the latest poetry and the selected poets’ own comments. The PBS offers members a discount on all poetry and can often track down difficult-to-find volumes.

The PBS also runs the annual T S Eliot Prize and the Children’s Poetry Bookshelf, a children’s poetry book club, which will be relaunched in 2005. In 2004 it organised the Next Generation Poets promotion and launched, as well as a reinvigorated version of its own website

Institute of English Studies page

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