The Salopian Poetry Society was formed in 1976 and is based in the County of Shropshire.
Welcome to our website one and all; we hope you like it and that, by joining this Society of around 150 members, you will enjoy their poems in our quarterly magazines and entertain us with some of your own poetic pearls.
The Society exists to encourage lovers of poetry to become poets themselves, by publishing their work alongside poems by established poets, in our quarterly magazine 'Salopeot'. Over the years we have been proud to follow the progress of our members as their poetry has improved and they have won prizes in our own and other poetry competition.
In March 2015, Sir Michael Leighton Bart. of Loton Park, Alberbury, Shropshire, a published poet in a line of family poets, graciously agreed to serve as our President.
The Society is now 'twinned' with 'Poetizer', (Czech Republic).
Above is a link to a free mobile app, launched on March 21, 2015, designed to support and encourage people who write, perform, or just love poetry. "We want to get more people interested and excited about this art form. And provide a way for creatives to receive real feedback from others in the community."
An 'open' poetry competition has been run every year since 1976
and our 39th such competition is now open to entries until September 30th 2015.
The competition is judged by an independent adjudicator - this year by Alison Chisholm, who is an award winning poet, has published eleven collections of poetry, the poetry correspondence course of The Writers Bureau and textbooks on various aspects of poetry. She has taught poetry to adults for the past 30 years and gives courses, workshops and readings around Britain and overseas.
Last year, none of the winning poets were members of the Society