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.

Free Verse 2013 was held on Saturday 7th September, 10am-5pm, at Conway Hall in London, with almost 60 exhibitors (listed on the right of this page). In the evening we adjourned to the Square Pig & Pen pub, opposite the hall, for a grand evening poetry and socialising.

Benefiting from travel bursaries funded with Arts Council support, over half the participating publishers came from outside the London region: new contacts were made, new work was shared, ideas and knowledge were exchanged.

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We will be announcing dates for the 2014 Poetry Book Fair soon.