Founded by T S Eliot and friends in 1953, the PBS is a poetry organisation devoted to readers. Its members receive the best new contemporary poetry, chosen by its Poet Selectors. Every quarter we publish the Bulletin, the definitive review of new poetry books in the UK and Ireland, containing our Poet Selectors’ reviews and contributions from the selected poets. Full members receive the Choice book each quarter and nearly all books can be bought at a 25% discount.
As well as Full membership, Associate, Charter (for libraries) and Education memberships are available. The current PBS membership offer is a free book and a free £10 voucher, and it's easy to join online.
Awarded to the best new collection of poetry each year, the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry, which is awarded by the PBS, is the largest and most prestigious award of its kind in the UK. Every year on the night before the prize-giving, the 10 short-listed poets are invited to take part in the T S Eliot Prize Readings, the biggest event of the poetry year. The T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme encourages A level students to ‘shadow’ the judges and read work from new and established writers.
To find out more about the PBS, please visit www.poetrybooks.co.uk, our members' site.