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Association of Cambridge Poetry Societies



The Association of Cambridge Poetry Societies arose from the discontinuation of the Cambridge Poetry Society, some of whose members joined the new organisation, although there is no clear date marking the end of one organisation and the beginning of the other. The title 'Association of Cambridge Poetry Societies' was suggested by Laurence Staig in a letter of 29 Oct. 1984 (MS Add.8681/145). The Association continued until 1986, and its officers included David Armitage and John Wells.

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Cambridge Poetry Society and the Association of Cambridge Poetry Societies: Records

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8681
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of two main groups of records. Items 1-126 are papers of the Cambridge Poetry Society, covering 1982-1984. Items 127-200 are papers collected by John Wells in the course of organising poetry events in Cambridge; from item 133 onwards these can be considered as papers of the Association of Cambridge Poetry Societies, covering the years 1984-1986. The papers of both organisations are financial and administrative in nature, and include correspondence, accounts,...
Dates: 1981-1989
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