Florio Society

From Magdalen College JCR

Magdalen’s poetry society, named after John Florio, meets every Sunday night to discuss poetry over a glass of red wine. Not just any poetry: poetry written by its society members. Every week the secretary of the society (currently Iona Rangeley- Wilson) choose a theme – however the poet is allowed to do their own thing if they prefer. Poems are submitted directly to Iona’s email. They are photocopied or printed anonymously, allowing poets to really express themselves and fearlessly show their true colours. Last year, a poetry pamphlet compiling the best poems of the past year was printed and published by Hurst Street Press, and we are currently arranging for the third Florio Pamphlet to be published. We hope to see you sign up at the Magdalen Fresher’s Fair in October!