The Circle came into being in 1998 being influenced by the Andean Circle of Poets in Venezuela. Founding members toured South America and were invited to attend the "IV Encuentro of Poets" in the region held in Cabimas, Lake Maracaibo. The initial focus was to be a catalyst in awakening the Trinidad and Tobago to the importance and psychological usefulness of poetic expression. The Circle of Poets of Trinidad and Tobago was formed upon return from the IV Encuentro of Poets and was later incorporated as a Non-Profit organisation in 2003.
The Mission Statement:
"To promote a national awareness and appreciation for poetry as an art form by encouraging persons to develop their talent and writing skills".
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To promote a national awareness and appreciation for Poetry as an art form.
To encourage persons to develop their talent and writing skills in writing poetry.
To provide machinery through which the work of members can be promoted and protected.
Co-ordination with international bodies for the promotion of Poetry locally and internationally.
To use Poetry as a tool for social and human development.