We are a stanza, affiliated to the Poetry Society.

Membership is free.

We have an active membership of around twenty and another twenty or so who keep in touch. There is a wide range within the group, from complete beginner to experienced poet. Our backgrounds are equally varied. We meet once a month, at 116 Southfield Road, Oxford, OX4 1PA, to discuss each other’s work, hear presentations from members and readings from guest poets. Next meeting: 7.45pm, Monday 2nd October.

To see some of our other past readings, go here or here or here.

We are always delighted to welcome new members, so if you like what you see and would like to join, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can e-mail bill_jenkinson@btinternet.com

Coming up soon…

At 7.00 pm on Sunday 7th January, David Attwooll’s poetry will be celebrated in ‘Otmoor’: the Poetry of David Attwooll at the Abingdon Arms, Beckley. Trish Attwooll, Andrew Walton – David’s friend and the artist who worked with him on two beautiful collections, Ground Work and Otmoor – and others will be reading. Not to be missed…


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Dorothy reading at the Cape

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