Welcome

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.

This year’s Free Verse Poetry Book & Magazine Fair takes 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.

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 a day of sales and celebration.


We have more than 80 publishers and poetry organisations booked, we've got workshops in place, and a wide range of daytime readings presenting work from new and established presses. During the evening, we invite you to come and listen to Chelsey Minnis - a rare chance to hear from this acclaimed American poet.

We'll post updates about about exhibitors and events as they expand. For more details about Free Verse and other Poetry Society activities meanwhile, sign up to our mailing list, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.