LETTER : Poetic justice

THE article by Micheal Leapman "Vanity poets take arms against a sea of troubles" paints a false picture of the Poetry Society and the thriving literary forum it seeks to represent and encourage. We have worked extremely hard over the past few years to heal rifts and seek new opportunities for poets and poetry of every kind, promoting quality without snobbery.

A 60 per cent rise in membership over 18 months, projects with schools, libraries and hospitals and our central role in the phenomenal success of National Poetry Day are proof that we are no bilious, establishment clique but a society open to all who care about poetry.

Chris Meade

The Poetry Society

London WC2