is a poetry group for students
and staff, past or present of the Open University, Milton Keynes UK.
Currently we have about 120 members.
poetry groups, we submit poems for other members to read and comment
on. Unlike most other poetry groups, we have to do this by post, and
not face-to-face, because we are scattered all across the country,
with some in Ireland and other parts of Europe. Our magazine
(strictly for members only) contains poems, criticisms and comments,
and is issued five times a year.
At the end of
the year members are asked to vote for the 20 poems they liked best
from that year's magazines, and the most popular appear in the
following year's issue of Openings, our anthology which has been an
annual event for over twenty five years. The anthology is as broad
based as the organisation, and reflects the varied backgrounds,
interests and tastes of the members.