Welcome to Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair!

Free Verse is an all-day bazaar, market, library, meeting place, performance venue, information resource and more. Celebrating the vitality of contemporary poetry in the UK, publishers both large and small, both experimental and traditional, display and sell their work direct to the public.

Thank you to everyone who came to this year's Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair!
We hope to announce a date for next year soon, so please watch this space!

This year's Poetry Book Fair was held on Saturday 17th September at Conway Hall in London, from 10am-4.30pm, with 80+ publishers and free readings and discussions through the day, followed by a lively evening at the nearby Square Pig & Pen pub from 4pm onwards. Huge thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a wonderful day!

We're going to continue to think about the future and sustainability of the fair. If you'd like to support us, then one of the easiest ways you can do so is by buying a copy of our Poetry Almanac - an essential guide to this year's Poetry Publishers, with articles about poetry publishing, over 115 pages of contemporary poems (each from a different publisher), and listings for 190 UK poetry publishers and organisations! Find out more and order a copy here!


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