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poetry p f was formally launched in August 2005, with 27 poets listed.
The site is principally intended to be a showcase of modern poets, and to provide a focussed point for members to take advantage of the visibility and searchable presence the Internet provides; further to promote poets and poetry.
Each member has their own pages within the site, to include poems, biography and photograph, links to their own and favourite sites and, provided their publishers’ consents are obtained, their publishers' details.
Feature articles and reviews (of others' books) are invited. There is a members’ events listing, including competitions advised by members associated with them. poetry p f has no involvement with these competitions. features eventslisting & competitions There is also a 'shop window' facility where members can list their publications and purchase contact details. shop As the site has developed, sale of Poem Cards and an online shop have been added.
The online shop enables direct purchase from poetry p f. Items for sale are: poem cards, poetry p f updates, renewals and donations, Second Light updates, renewals and donations, Second Light publications, Buff Press publications, plus a small selection of anthologies and members' books.
poetry p f welcomes commissions to produce tailor-made Poem Cards for purchases of 100 or more cards. email: commissions Members are invited to submit poems as and when these commissions arise.
The home page includes one poem by a featured poet and the featured poet status is rotated through the founder membership.
poetry p f receives no external funding, therefore membership is by invitation and no payment is made to members for feature articles. Each member is asked to introduce one other poet to the site. This is to enable the site to grow organically over a period of time and to maintain a high standard of poetry included in it.
Applications to join are considered. Please read the terms and conditions in full before applying. When enquiring, please include a little of your publication record and give the names of one or two existing members who are familiar with your work. email: Joining Enquiry
Where their aims are in the interests of members, arts organisations are invited to take sponsored pages on the site. Normally a single page, but several linked pages also considered. This may be useful for small organisations with little or no web presence
e.g. a single page might include:
about the organisation and their aims
No charges to founder members for the lifetime of the site.
No charges to non-founder members until October 2005.
No charges for updates to the members' events listing or shop listing pages. Due to impractilities, members' items are not normally sold in the poetry p f online shop.
From 1st October 2009, until further notice, charges are:
£20 one-off, for new members for their initial entry
£20 annual renewal due on 1st October
£10 for all non-founder members for update to their pages
For sponsored pages:
from 1st February 2007, until further notice, charges are:
£20 per annum per page
£10 for an update to pages
All payments are due in advance (cheques payable to poetry p f).
These charges are intended only to cover the costs of running the site.
Members’ pages within the site will include five poems previously published (preferably not self-published), biography and credits, photograph, and links to their own and favourite sites.
Before their pages can be made live, all members are required to:
approve a draft version of their pages
pay any charges due
indemnify poetry p f against any losses due to copyright infringement arising in respect of the poems they have provided
poetry p f is subject to the Acceptable Use Policy of the web-hosting service provider and any members' pages which do not comply with this policy will be removed from site.
poetry p f reserves the right to reject application for membership and to remove members' pages, without their agreement, in any event or circumstance where removal is considered appropriate action.
poetry p f will make every effort to process members’ pages, update members’ events and shop listings and to respond and deliver on shop purchases accurately and in good time, but does not accept responsibility for perceived or actual losses, in the event of error or delay.
Agreement to be included on the site is deemed to be acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
Invitation to members to submit poems for Poem Cards is on hold as there is quite a large range and sales are not growing.
are available separately or in sets. 25p is
paid to the poet for each separate card sold. Specialised
sets are at a different rate, as permitted by the scale and cost
of the project. Cards can now be bought online at
A 5% discount is given for sales of more than 10 items
Members are given a 10% discount
poetry p f welcomes commissions to produce tailor-made Poem Cards for purchases of 100 or more cards. email: commissions
On receipt of commissions, members will be advised of guidelines and invited to submit poems for consideration.
As at 5 Oct 07: not a single request for one since the scheme was introduced so it has been withdrawn!
Commencement of site redevelopment to reduce file sizes and increase membership capacity. Membership extended to application as well as introduction by existing members.
Addition of annual renewal (applies to poets invited after 30th September 2009).
Invitations to date, which have not been taken up, will expire on 31st December 2009.
Due to addition of the poetry p f online shop, clarification that 'Shop' refers to the shop listing entries with links to purchase points and that, due to impracticalities, members' items will not normally be included in the online shop.
Publication of new Poem Cards is on hold.
Increase in charges to members (applies to poets invited after 31st March 2007):
Registration £20, Update £10.
Introduction of sponsored pages.
Addition of terms relating to Gift Cards.
Addition of terms relating to Gift Vouchers. (withdrawn, Oct 07)
Adjustment of wording to reflect that site is fully up and running.
Replacement of paragraph -
from: "poetry p f reserves the right to reject application for membership and to remove members' pages in any event or circumstance where removal is considered appropriate action. In the event of removal from site, all payments previously made to poetry p f will be refunded."
to: "poetry p f reserves the right to reject application for membership and to remove members' pages, without their agreement, in any event or circumstance where removal is considered appropriate action."
Addition of paragraph - "Agreement to be included on the site is deemed to be acceptance of these Terms and Conditions."
all poems featured on this site remains with the