WORLD POETRY MEMBERSHIP
Dear poetry friends and PBS members,
We hope you're all keeping safe and well in these unsettling times. Our thoughts are with our extended poetry family across the globe, and we sincerely hope that the power of poetry can help us all stay together apart. Poetry is a bridge between people and we need it now more than ever.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the PBS is still fully operational. Staff are working safely from home and we are still posting book and membership orders worldwide. As I’m sure you will expect, the poetry industry is likely to be significantly affected by the pandemic. If you are in a position to do so, purchasing a membership or poetry books from our website during this time will be greatly appreciated and some positive poetry stockpiling will profoundly help the wide range of poets and publishers we support. If you are in self isolation or practising social distancing, we can deliver so many wonderful poetry books straight to your doorstep.
As I'm sure you'll be aware the situation is rapidly changing and we are constantly reviewing our book supply chain but we will endeavour to keep you informed here. We have assurances from publishers that our main Summer selections will be published on schedule and the Summer Bulletin is in production. We will be updating our wider range of poetry book pages on the website with stock availability and will endeavour to fulfil orders worldwide. Please allow for delays to the postal system especially in quarantine areas and be aware that some postcodes in Italy, Switzerland, areas of Germany, Bulgaria, Latvia and Slovakia are not accepting any deliveries. Thanks for your patience during these difficult times. For further information contact email@example.com.
To help you through the lock-down we've launched a special ISOLATION PROMOTION to bring PBS Members even more poetry. If you join the Poetry Book Society as a new Choice Member today, you'll immediately receive a FREE poetry parcel, containing the dazzling debut collection RENDANG by Will Harris and our beautiful Spring Bulletin magazine - full of poems, reviews and interviews to keep you entertained in self isolation. You'll also get a whole year of quarterly poetry parcels delivered straight to your door, as well as 25% off all books on or website, so that's 5 PBS poetry parcels for the price of 4!
We will continue to regularly share and recommend poetry on our website blog and in the PBS Friday Eletter and work has already begun on our Summer Bulletin. We'll also share a #keepcalmandreadpoems daily poem on facebook, instagram and twitter @poetrybooksoc. Please do join the discussions.
Thanks once again for all your support - it means a lot to us - and we hope we can continue to bring you some sort of normality, solace and joy through poetry.
With very best wishes to you, your families and friends,
Alice, Nathaniel, Sophie and all the PBS team