Registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1890

Are you among those in India's literati who write, love and care for the promotion of poetry -- in all of India's languages, in all of India's regions, in all of India's creeds and classes?

If yes, you cannot do better than join the Poetry Society (India). All these are the Society's prime concerns and it has attempted to meet them in an organised way.

The Society has so far organised many poetry conferences, readings and workshops and in future proposes to continue doing so. The Society has arranged several All-India Poetry Competitions, in collaboration with the British Council Division of the British High Commission in Delhi. It has also arranged the All-India Poetry Competitions for School Children in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

In addition, it has been arranging creative writing workshops for young poets writing in their mother-tongue. They were arranged in many states including Orissa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana.

The Poetry Society brings its Journal out regularly, in which poems and critical articles are published not only by and for the Society's members, but from and for poets every where in the country. Each member gets a free copy of the Journal. The Society has not yet started regular book publishing, which requires funds and organisation not yet available with it, but it provides advice on publishing and related subjects.

The Poetry Society was launched in the summer of 1984. It has in general attempted to spread an awareness of tradition and collective as well as personal identity, for it is axiomatic that a Society's social and cultural institutions and values flow from such awareness.

So, we invite you to join the Poetry Society (India). The cost is minimal, the fruits and satisfaction thereof immense. As the ancient poet Vallana said.:

What delights is when the soul of what one says
Appears not in the words themselves
But in the way the words are put together;
This rather than a flavour that is obvious......

Qualification for Membership

An author or a translator of at least one published collection of poems in print is eligible to become a Life Member of the Society. Translators of poetry and poets whose poems have been published in magazines, journals and newspapers are eligible to become Associate Life Members or Members.


The Poetry Society (India)

L-67 A, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi 110017
Membership Fee
  • Life Membership Rs. 5,000
  • Associate Life Membership Fee Rs. 4,000
  • Individual Membership :
  • Admission Fee Rs. 1,000
  • Annual Membership Fee Rs. 1,000