Poetry without pretension

Changing lives through poetry 


An all inclusive platform for poetry


The home of Gloucestershire Poets

The Gloucestershire Poetry Society boasts national and international poets in its ranks. Every member of the ‘GPS’ shares the attitude that everyone is welcome, wherever you are from, whether you have been writing for 10 months or 10 years there is a place for you.


THE GPS Festival 2019

Be part of the Revolution. The Gloucester Poetry Festival brings the power of poetry to the city of Gloucester. See our schedule and head along and be a part of history!

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Events & Workshops

As a society we want to give poets of all levels an open platform for learning and self-development. Head on over to our workshops and get writing. 

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Join the GPS

We are nothing without our glorious members who are writers of all levels. Join the GPS family and share in our passion of poetry for all.

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Find out about our submission opportunities and competitions. Whether you’re a beginner to a pro, we have an opportunity for you to be selected.

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Exclusive Facebook Community for members

As an official member of the GPS you will have exclusive access to our closed Facebook Group, where you can share your words and support each other in a non-judgemental environment.

Don’t use Facebook? No problem, sign up to our newsletter to keep in touch with what’s going on.


our Members

Hall of Fame

We are proud to have such an incredibly diverse membership of poets from across the globe and from all walks of live and stages of learning, from new writers to published and award winning poets and slam champions.

Check out our hall of fame for poets that have performed at our Villanelles events, at our festivals or have been published in our anthologies or pamphlets.