The Annual General Meeting of the Poetry Society
Wednesday 28 November 2012

Poetry Society President Roger McGough wraps up proceedings at this year’s Annual General Meeting with a special performance for members. After the formal business of the evening, there’s a chance to meet fellow members, staff and trustees, and perhaps imbibe a companionable glass.

AGM begins 6.30pm; Roger McGough reading follows at approx. 7.30pm.

Poetry Society AGM
The Poetry Society’s 2012 Annual General Meeting will be held at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, St Giles High St, London WC2H 8LG, on Wednesday 28 November 2012, 6.30pm, for the following purposes:

1.  To consider and adopt the General Council’s Report and Accounts for the years ended 31 March 2011 and 2012.

2.  To elect the General Council. The number of candidates received before the closing date equals the number of vacancies, and no vote on this is therefore required.

3. To re-appoint Kingston Smith, Chartered Accountants, as Auditors to hold office until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting.

Members are warmly invited to attend and are reminded to bring with them their membership cards. If you are unable to attend and vote in person, you can appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. Forms will be available on this page from 1 November 2012.

Elections for the General Council
The Poetry Society’s General Council (its Board of Trustees) consists of between five and twelve elected Trustees. A further two Trustees may be co-opted by the Council between AGMs. Twelve Trustees are currently on the General Council. Three of the serving Trustees are required to retire by rotation at the 2012 AGM.

The following Council Members will be standing for re-election: Martin Alexander; Michael Schmidt.

The Society would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Paul Ranford for the enormous contribution he’s made, as he retires from his Trusteeship.

The following candidate is seeking election to the vacancy which will be left by Paul Ranford: Jesper Groenvold.

The following Council Members were co-opted to serve during the year, and are seeking ratification of their election at the AGM: Jon Sayers; Neil Reeder.

Statements from all the candidates, with details of their skills and experience, are available to read here, or from Membership Manager Paul McGrane. Call 020 7420 9881, or email membership @