07/27/2011 11:35 am ET Updated Sep 26, 2011

Poetry Society Funding Withheld

Problems at the Poetry Society, which last Friday saw a vote of no confidence carried against its board of trustees, have led the Arts Council to withhold funding from the 100-year-old organisation. Arts Council England was due to pay the Poetry Society's quarterly grant payment of £78,499 in July, but has delayed it until the society addresses ACE's "concerns around governance, management and leadership, reputational risk and reasonable care".