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 and organisations both large and small, both experimental and traditional, display and sell their work direct to the public.

Free Verse is managed by The Poetry Society. We look forward to building on the sturdy foundations of Free Verses past to bring publishers, poets and poetry-lovers together for future festivals of sales and celebration.

This year’s Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair took place on Saturday 22 September 2018 at Senate House in London, and we are very grateful to the Institute of English Studies at School of Advanced Study, University of London for welcoming the Fair to their home.

More than 90 publishers and poetry organisations hosted a stand, we had nearly 800 visitors, and we ran a wide range of readings presenting work from new and established presses. 

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Free Verse 2018 - photo by Hayley Madden