Inpress and The Poetry Book Society are delighted to announce the appointment of Alice Mullen to the role of Poetry Book Society Manager.
Alice joins the Poetry Book Society after six years at the poetry publisher Carcanet Press and PN Review, where she is the Marketing and Events Manager.
Sophie O'Neill, Managing Director of Inpress and The Poetry Book Society, says, "I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming Alice to the role of PBS Manager. She comes to us with a wealth of poetry publishing and subscription marketing experience, and was the stand-out candidate for this job. The Poetry Book Society is in extremely safe hands and I'm really looking forward to working with Alice to grow the business and broaden and diversify our reach”
Mullen says, “It will be an absolute honour to manage the Poetry Book Society in this exciting new chapter of its existence and carry on the great work of my predecessors. I look forward to working with Inpress to promote the PBS and ‘propagate the art of poetry’ further afield to ensure that the legacy of TS Eliot prospers in its new home in Newcastle.”
Alice will join the company on 12th December and will take on the day to day running of the Poetry Book Society business.
The new PBS website at www.poetrybooks.co.uk, which has been under development since Inpress took over the PBS in June, is due to go live this week. More information will be available as soon as it is live.
The Poetry Book Society was founded in 1953 by T S Eliot and friends to “propagate the art of poetry”. Working as a book club, its members are a group of committed poetry readers who are offered a selection of the best new poetry collections of the quarter, chosen by poet selectors. Inpress took over the running of the PBS in June 2016.