Poetry and Spoken Word Group

On joining the SoA, poets automatically become members of our Poetry and Spoken Word Group (PSWG) and receive all PSWG mailings.

PSWG is a new group, run by an elected committee and a professional secretary from the SoA. We welcome new and existing SoA members who would like to join. 

Please email Lily Levinson if you would like to get involved.

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Events Survey

Posted: 12 December 2016

The Poetry and Spoken Word Group are collecting information on payment rates offered to poets invited to perform at events and festivals. With this, we will eventually create a set of observed fee scales that can be used to help make a fair valuation of poets' work and time. 

Help by taking our survey (open to all poets and spoken word artists). 

Making a Living as a Poet (October 2016)

Posted: 13 November 2016

Read all about the first event in the PSWG series on Making a Living as a Poet, with Julia Bird, Tom Chivers and Tamar Yoseloff. 

Read Helen Shay's write-up here.

Read Notes here.

 

Interview with Kate Fox and Tamar Yoseloff

Posted: 10 October 2016

Read our interview from September 2015 with stand up poet Kate Fox and group Chair Tamar Yoseloff:

The Value of Poetry with Kate Fox and Tamar Yoseloff