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- Poetry Publishers | Bob and Poetry .com
Poetry Publishers There are so many excellent presses and publishers at present. In an effort to measure how high their profile is I have written in blue (from 2021 only) the last time that the press had a listing in the Poetry Book Society (PBS) Bulletin, which is published quarterly. (Autumn 2023 update completed.) This is supplemented by appearances in reviews of the poetry magazines that I subscribe to. I have listed the priority I give to these at the bottom of the page. I have now added the most recent T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist, and all T.S. Eliot Prize winners from its inception in 1993. I have restricted the list to publishers of poetry in the English language, and languages from the U.K. and Ireland. A to Z (UK followed by Outside the UK) UK 404 Ink The North August 2022 the87 press PBS Winter 2022 Against the Grain Poetry Press PBS Autumn 2023 Agenda Editions PBS Autumn 2022 Allardyce, Barnett Publishers - Allardyce Book - AB And Other Stories PBS Autumn 2023 Anvil Press Poetry (Carcanet Imprint) T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2002 Arachne Press PBS Autumn 2023 Arc Publications PBS Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 1995 Atlantic Books PBS Summer 2023 Awen Publications Bad Betty Press PBS Spring 2023, Magma Poetry Autumn 2023 Bennison Books The High Window Spring 2022 Black Bough Poetry Black Eyes Publishing UK The Black Light Engine Room Press The High Window Summer 2021 Black Pear Press acumen May 2021 Black Sunflowers Poetry Press Bloodaxe Books PBS Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize 2023 shortlist, Forward Prize shortlist 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 2004, 2008, 2009 Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) PBS Autumn 2023, Forward - Felix Dennis Prize shortlist 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 2022 Blue Diode Publishing PBS Summer 2023 Blueprint Poetry Press PBS Autumn 2021, the North August 2022 Boatwhistle Books PBS Summer 2021 Boiler House Press (University of East Anglia) PBS Autumn 2023 Broken Sleep Books PBS Autumn 2023 Burning Eye Books (bigcartel.com) PBS Autumn 2023 Cacafuego Press Calder Valley Press the North January 2021 Canongate PBS Spring 2021 Cape / Cape Poetry - See Jonathan Cape Carcanet Press PBS Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2023 x 3, Forward Prize 2023 shortlist x 2 Forward Prize Best Collection Winner 2023 T.S.Eliot Prize winner 1996, 2013 CavanKerry Press Tears In The Fence May 2021 CB editions (Central Books) PBS Winter 2021 Cerasus Poetry The High Window Summer 2021 Cinnamon Press PBS Autumn 2023 Chatto & Windus (penguin.co.uk) PBS Spring 2023, T.S. Eliot shortlist 2021 T.S.Eliot winner 2015 Cheerio Publishing PBS Autumn 2023, Forward - Felix Dennis Prize shortlist 2023, Cipher Press (LGBTQIA+) Poetry London Spring 2023 ClairObscur Zine Clayhanger Press (North Staffordshire, U.K.) The Clutag Press Contraband Books PBS Spring 2023 Corsair ( Little Brown Book Group) - Corsair Poetry PBS Autumn 2023, Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2020, Forward Prize shortlist (as Little Brown) 2022 Critical Documents Poetry London Autumn 2021 Cultured Llama Currock Press Dare-Gale Press PBS Autumn 2023 Dempsey & Windle Publishing PBS Winter 2022 Doire Press PBS Summer 2021 / acumen May 2022 Donut Press Dreich PBS Autumn 2021 Elephant Press The Emma Press PBS Summer 2023, Magma Poetry Autumn 2023 Enitharmon Editions Enneract Editions (Penteract Press) PBS Summer 2021 Equipage Poetry London Autumn 2021 Exiled Writers Ink Eyewear Publishing (blackspringpressgroup.com) PBS Spring 2023 Faber & Faber (Faber) PBS Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2023, Forward Prize shortlist 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 Face Press Poetry London Autumn 2021 Fair Acre Press PBS Spring 2023 Fevers of the Mind Press Fish Publishing Flight of the Dragonfly Press PBS Spring 2023 flipped eye publishing PBS Spring 2022, acumen January 2023 Fly On The Wall Press PBS Summer 2023 fourteen poems (LGBTQ+) PBS Spring 2023 Frosted Fire Press (Cheltenham Poetry Festival ) PBS Winter 2021 Fum d'Estampa Press (English translation of Catalan language poetry) Magma Poetry Summer 2021 FyfieldBooks (Carcanet Imprint) Garlic Press (Mostly Suffolk based poets, U.K.) Good Pres s (Glasgow, Scotland) PBS Summer 2023 Graft Poetry The High Window Spring 2022 Granta Poetry PBS Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2020 Green Bottle Press PBS Winter 2022, The Poetry Review Autumn 2023 Grey Hen Press The High Window Summer 2021 Grey Suit Editions UK (U.K. link) The High Window Autumn 2021 Guillemot Press PBS Autumn 2023 Hamish Hamilton | Penguin General Poetry London Autumn 2022 Hamish Whyte – Mariscat Press & Hamish Whyte HappenStance Press PBS Winter 2022, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2018 HVTN Press (aka Haverthorn Press) Poetry London Summer 2023 Hawthorn Press Hazel Press PBS Summer 2022 Hedgehog Poetry Press PBS Spring 2021 The Hendon Press (Russian Translation) PBS Winter 2022 Hen Run - pamphlet imprint of Grey Hen Press The High Window Summer 2021 Hercules Editions PBS Spring 2022 Hesterglock Press HetMoet-Menard Press (U.K. and Amsterdam based Press) PBS Summer 2023 The High Window Press acumen May 2021 The Hippocrates Press Holland Park Press (Dutch authors in English language) PBS Summer 2023 Hybrid Press If a Leaf Falls Press ( Sam Riviere) IF P THEN Q Ignition Press PBS Winter 2022, Poetry London Summer 2023 Ignota Books Indigo Dreams Publishing Magma Poetry Winter 2021 Ink Sweat and Tears Poetry Review Spring 2021 The Irish Pages Press Cló An Mhíl Bhuí PBS Autumn 2022 Iron Press PBS Summer 2023 Istros Books (Books from the Balkans translated into English) PBS Autumn 2023 Jonathan Cape (penguin.co.uk) - Cape Poetry PBS Autumn 2023, Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 1995, 2000, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2017 Forward - Felix Dennis Prize winner 2023 Knives Forks and Spoons Press (KFS) PBS Autumn 2021 Lapwing Publications (Belfast) acumen May 2023 Leafe Press Tears In The Fence November 2021 Leamington Books PBS Spring 2021 Legitimate Snack (Broken Sleep Books) Poetry London Autumn 2021 The Letter Press Lifeboat Press (Northern Ireland) Lily Poetry Review Press Lintott Press (Carcanet Imprint) Lolli Editions (Translations into English) PBS Summer 2023 The Lifeboat Press PBS Autumn 2023 Little Island Press (Carcanet Imprint) Live Canon PBS Autumn 2023 Liverpool University Press The Poetry Review Autumn 2021 Longbarrow Press The North January 2022 Luath Press (Edinburgh) Lucent Dreaming PBS Summer 2023 Magma Poetry PBS Summer 2021 Makina Books PBS Autumn 2022 / The Poetry Review Summer 2023 Mariscat Press (Mariscat Press & Hamish Whyte) PBS Winter 2022, The North August 2023 Maytree Press PBS Autumn 2023 The Menard Press see HetMoet-Menard Press (above) Mica Press PBS Summer 2023 Modus Arts PBS Autumn 2023 MOIST PBS Spring 2023 Moschatel Press (Not currently updating) Mudfog Press PBS Autumn 2023 Neon Books New River Press New Walk Editions The North January 2022 New Writing North PBS Winter 2022 (with Faber) Nine Arches Press PBS Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2021 Nine Pens PBS Winter 2021 Offa’s Press acumen May 2021 Offord Road Books The North January 2022, T.S. Eliot Prize Shortlist 2020 Original Plus chapbooks Out-Spoken Press PBS Autumn 2023, Forward - Felix Dennis Prize shortlist 2023 Oversteps Books acumen September 2022 Oxford University Press (OUP) Forward Prize winner 1995. 1997, 1999 Palewell Press Pamenar Press (U.K., Canada, Iran) The Poetry Review Summer 2023 Pan Macmillan PBS Spring 2022 Paper Swans Press PBS Summer 2023 Parthian Books (Wales) PBS Summer 2023 Pariah Press - Infernal Editions Tears In The Fence August 2021 Partus Press PBS Summer 2022, Poetry London Summer 2023 Patrician Press PBS Summer 2022 Pavilion Poetry (Liverpool University Press) PBS Summer 2023, The Poetry Review Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 2020 Peepal Tree Press PBS Autumn 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 2019 Penguin Books Penguin Poetry PBS Winter 2022, T.S.Eliot Prize shortlist 2022 Penguin Press - Penguin Books PBS Autumn 2023 Penned In The Margins PBS Summer 2022, Poetry London Summer 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2019 Penteract Press PBS Autumn 2021 Picador Books - Pan Macmillan ) Picador Poetry PBS Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2022, Forward - Felix Dennis Prize shortlist 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 2007, 2016 Pindrop Press (Glasgow/France) acumen September 2022 Platypus Press (Ceased trading May 2023) PBS Summer 2022, Poetry London Spring 2023 PlaySpace Publications The Poetry Business - see Smith|Doorstop Poetry Space Poetry Translation Centre (PTC) PBS Summer 2023, Magma Poetry Autumn 2023 Poets House Pamphlets acumen May 2021 Polari Press ('we publish queer voices (&) other marginalised groups') PBS Summer 2023 Polygon | Birlinn Ltd (Scotland) PBS Autumn 2022, Poetry London Spring 2023 Prole Books Prototype Publishing PBS Summer 2023 Rack Press Poetry PBS Winter 2022 The Red Ceilings Press PBS Summer 2023 Red Squirrel Press PBS Spring 2022 Repeater Books Tears In The Fence August 2021 The Rialto Poetry London Spring 2021 Rockingham Press acumen September 2022 Roncadora Press Callum Macdonald Memorial Award winner 2021 Sad Press Tears In The Fence July 2021 Salt Publishing PBS Autumn 2023, Forward Prize shortlist 2023 Salamander Street Sampson Low (Kingston University Creative Writing students) Saqi Books the North August 2022 Second Light Publications acumen May 2022 Seren Books PBS Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2019 Shearsman Books PBS Autumn 2023 Sheep Meadow Press (Carcanet Imprint) Shoestring Press Poetry London Summer 2023 Sidekick Books Silhouette Press (Coventry) Singing Apple Press - Camilla Nelson Silver Press The Poetry Review Spring 2022 Smith|Doorstop (The Poetry Business ) PBS Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 1999 Smokestack Books PBS Autumn 2023 Some Roast Poet (Manchester, UK) Soulful Group SPAM Press The Poetry Review Summer 2023 Steel Incisors Stewed Rhubarb Press PBS Autumn 2023 Stichill Marigold Press – the private press of Leonard McDermid Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 tall-lighthouse PBS Summer 2022 Taproot Press Magma Poetry Spring 2021 Tapsalteerie Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 Templar Poetry The North August 2023 Tilted Axis Press PBS Autumn 2023 TLM Editions - The London Magazine acumen January 2022 Trickhouse Press Troika Books PBS Summer 2021 Two Rivers Press PBS Summer 2023 UFP - Urban Farmhouse Press Valley Press PBS Autumn 2023 Vane Women Press PBS Winter 2021 Veer Books Veer2. Verve Poetry Press PBS Autumn 2023 Vintage - Penguin Books Poetry London Spring 2023 Virago Books Magma Poetry Winter 2022 V Press Poetry PBS Autumn 2023 Waterloo Press PBS Autumn 2021 Wayleave Press PBS Spring 2023 The Waywiser Press (Based in the U.K. and U.S.) The Westbourne Press – Saqi Books T.S. Eliot Prize winner 2021 Wild Honey Press WiId Pressed Books Wordville Press PBS Spring 2023 Worple Press Write Bloody UK (U.K. base of US publisher) PBS Spring 2023 Yale Books (Yale University Press) (UK, Europe and overseas) PBS Autumn 2021, Poetry London 2023 Yew Tree Press PBS Winter 2022 Y Lolfa (Welsh books from Wales) PBS Summer 2023 The YourShelf Press zarf editions poetry pamphlets Zeno Press - Christian PatracchiniI Last full update of all links above 1/6/2023 Outside the UK I accept the links below are rather haphazard and random, it is mostly based on publishers that are referenced in reviews by U.K. poetry magazines that I subscribe to. I have also added publishers of books that have won the following prizes since 2021: Finalists & Winners - Griffin Poetry Prize. The Lambda Literary (Lammy Awards) Poetry - The Pulitzer Prizes When I have listed a publisher based on a prize win, I only include their most recent win. T he A3 Press (Based in Spain) Able Muse Press (U.S.) Acre Books (University of Cincinnati) Magma Summer 2022 Akashic Books (U.S.) Alfred A. Knopf - Knopf/Doubleday Publishing Group (Penguin Random House) (U.S.) The Griffin Poetry Prize finalist 2023, Poetry London Autumn 2023 Alice James Books (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2022 AngelHousePress (Canada) (Currently an online press only) Animal Heart Press (U.S.) Anstruther Press (Canada) Anvil Press (Canada) Argos Books (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2021 Arlen House (Republic of Ireland) Arrowsmith Press (U.S.) Bamboo Dart Press (U.S) Tears In The Fence July 2021 Banshee Press (Republic of Ireland) PBS Summer 2023 Beatnik Publishing (New Zealand) Beir Bua Press (Republic of Ireland) Belladonna (U.S.) Bitter Oleander (U.S.) BLP Black Lawrence Press (U.S.) Black Widow Press (U.S.) Brick Books (Canada) Griffin Poetry Prize Canada Shortlist 2022 Buckrider Books ( Wolsak & Wynn) (Canada) The North January 2021 CavanKerry Press (U.S.) Chax Press (U.S.) Cholla Needles (U.S.) Tears In The Fence June 2021 City Lights Publishers (U.S.) (Pocket Poet Series) Won a Lammy in 2021 Clare Songbirds Publishing House (U.S.) Cold Hub Press (New Zealand) Copper Canyon Press (U.S.) Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021, Poetry London Summer 2022 The Cuba Press (Aotearoa New Zealand) acumen May 2023 Curbstone Books (Northwestern University Press) (U.S.) Dedalus Press (Republic of Ireland) The North 2022 / Poetry London Spring 2022 Dhauli Books (Includes books in English, India) Dos Madres Press (U.S.) acumen May 2021 Driftwood Press (U.S.) Drunk Muse Press (Republic of Ireland Dusie Books (U.S.) Fish Publishing (Republic of Ireland) FSG (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) (Macmillan) (U.S.) Pulitzer Poetry Prize winner 2023, Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist 2023 Flood Editions (U.S.) Fonograf Editions (U.S.) Poetry London Autumn 2023 Four Way Books (U.S.) Poetry Daily July 2021 The Gallery Press (Republic of Ireland) acumen January 2023, TS Eliot shortlist 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 1993 Gazebo Books (Australia) George Braziller (U.S.) Ghost City Press (U.S.) Graywolf Press (U.S.) Won Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 2022 Grey Suit Editions (The U.S. link) Isobar Press - English Writing from Japan Kelsay Books (U.S.) acumen May 2023 The Last Books (English books based in Netherlands/Bulgaria) Tears In The Fence June 2021 Life Before Man – (Gazebo Books) (Australia) Lost Horse Press (U.S) Griffin Poetry Prize International Shortlist 2022 Math Paper Press - Books SG (Singapore) McClelland & Stewart (penguinrandomhouse.ca) (Canada) Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist 2023, Poetry London Spring 2023 McGill-Queen's University Press | McGill-Queen’s University Press (Canada) The North January 2022 McSweeney’s (U.S.) Pulitzer Poetry Prize nomination 2023 Milkweed Editions (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2023 New Binary Press (Republic of Ireland) New Directions Publishing (U.S.) Pulitzer Prize Nominee 2022 NYRB Poets – New York Review Books (U.S.) The Poetry Review Winter Spring 2021 Nightboat Books (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2023 Nightingale & Sparrow Tears In The Fence June 2021 Nightwood Editions (Canada) Griffin Poetry Prize Canada First Book Prize winner 2023 Noemi Press (U.S.) Poetry London Autumn 2023 Nomadic Press (U.S.) (Closed in February 2023, but site still available) Won a Lammy in 2022 Northwestern University Press Poetry London Autumn 2023 Nostrovia! Press (U.S.) Ó Bhéal Press (Republic of Ireland) The Operating System and Liminal Lab (U.S.) Otago University Press (New Zealand) Palimpsest Press Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian winner 2022 Paperwall Publishing (India) Passager Books (U.S. for over-50s) Penguin Random House (U.S.) (See above for the U.K. link) Persea Books (U.S.) Pitt Street Poetry (Australia) acumen May 2023 Plum White Press | Poetry Nook (U.S.) Poetry Bus Press (Republic of Ireland) T.S. Eliot shortlist 2023 Poetry Salzburg Pamphlet Series - PSPS (University of Salzburg) (Austria, English poetry) PBS Winter 2022 Poetrywala – Paperwall (India) The Porcupine's Quill (Canada) Princeton University Press (U.S.) (They do have a U.K. base, too) The North August 2023 Pushcart Press : Publishers of The Pushcart Prize Rattle (U.S.) Red Hen Press (U.S.) Magma Poetry Winter 21 Revival Press – Limerickwriters (Republic of Ireland) Salmon Poetry (Republic of Ireland) PBS Summer 2023 Saturnalia Books (U.S.) Griffin Poetry Prize International shortlist 2022 Schaffner Press (U.S.) Scribner Books (simonandschusterpublishing.com) (U.S.) The High Window Summer 2021 Sea Crow Press | Independent Book Publisher (U.S.) acumen September 2022 Seagull Books (Books o f English translation, India) Poetry London Spring 2023 Sheep Meadow Press (U.S.) Sídhe Press (English language press based in Berlin) SIR Press (Southern Indiana Review Press) (U.S.) Soft Skull Press (U.S.) Solstice (U.S.) The Song Cave (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2022, Poetry London Spring 2023 Southword – Munster Literature Centre (Republic of Ireland) PBS Autumn 2023 Speaking Tiger Books (Mostly English books, India) Strange Light (Penguin Random House, Canada) Steel Toe Books (U.S.) Syracuse University Press (Also distributer for Sheep Meadow Press) (U.S.) Tin House (U.S.) Magma Poetry Autumn 2023 Tupelo Press (U.S.) Daily Poem February 2022 Two Lines Press (U.S.) UCD Press (University of Dublin) Ugly Duckling Presse (U.S.) University of Chicago Press (U.S.) The Poetry Review Autumn 2021 University of Iowa Press (U.S.) University of Nebraska Press (U.S.) University of Pittsburgh Press (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2022 University of Tampa Press (U.S.) Wave Books (U.S) Pulitzer Poetry Prize nomination 2023, Poetry London Summer 2023 Wesleyan University Press (U.S.) Griffin Poetry Prize International Shortlist 2022 Write Bloody (U.S.) W. W. Norton & Company (U.S.) Griffin Poetry Prize winner 2023 Yale University Press (U.S.) Yes Yes Books (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2023, Poetry London Summer 2023 Zephyr Press (U.S.) Includes Russian and Eastern Europe translations The North August 2023 Lists of Publishers I am not in the habit of mopping up other people's excellent lists, rather here is a little list of other people's lists: Letter Machine Editions link page National Poetry Library Comprehensive list of all U.K.publishers Poets Directory - Publishers Online Poetry Resources - Poetry Super Highway Service Scape: Top 50 Poetry Publishers Accepting Submissions (servicescape.com) (U.S.) Small Press Distribution (spdbooks.org) Tears in the Fence: Links The order of magazine or prize updates (that appear in light blue) is as follows: (Note: For magazine reviews I delete all updates in favour of a new update of the same or higher priority. I plan to permanently list the selected prize winners, but only the most recent prize shortlisting.) Priority 1 . Poetry Book Society Bulletin (Spring 2021 to Autumn 2023) Forward Prize (2023) The Lambda Poetry Prize (2021-2023) The Griffin Poetry Prize (2021-2023) The Pulitzer Poetry Prize (2021-2023) The T.S. Eliot Prize (1993-2023) Then it is based on book reviews in magazines I subscribe to. Priority 2 . The Poetry Review (Spring 2021 to Autumn 2023) Priority 3 . acumen (January 2023, issue 105, after which there are no further updates.) Magma Poetry (Spring 2021 to Autumn 2023) Poetry London (Spring 2021 to Autumn 2023) The North (January 2021 to August 2023 - issue 69) Followed by online magazines I like to read: Priority 4 . The High Window Tears in the Fence Priority 5. Other occasional sources Including: Daily Poem Forward Prize First Collection - Felix Dennis Prize Disclaimer: I have absolutely no connection with any of the sites reported above and only pass them on because they sounded interesting to me. I do not gain financially or in any other way from any of the sites I have offered links to. If the sites fail to deliver in some way, this will need to be taken up with that site. I cannot guarantee the safety of the sites I link to, though I do test every site out prior to listing it here; if you do follow the link you do so entirely at your own risk. So what I am saying is please don't sue me, or shoot me as the messenger, though I absolutely would love to hear any positive or negative feedback about any of the sites I link to. If you are the owner of a site that I have linked to and object to me including a link here please do let me know and I will remove it as soon as possible. Equally if you want to be linked then just ask and I will be very happy to do so. The page/site is getting us first update in nearly a year, so bare with me whilst I make the above page more accurate again. Last complete check of links 18 June 2023, last partial update 07 December, 2023
- Poets Online Pages | Bob and Poetry .com
Poets Ok...there is lots of poets, many with an online presence. My intention is to add them slowly over time as they crop up on the news page. Please contact me, though if there is someone you are just itching to see in this list sooner... Scroll down to see a list of Poet Lists! A-Z of poet webpages Dilruba Ahmed Connor Allen Moniza Alvi Abeer Ameer (@hijjabi) / Twitter Rowyda Amin Anthony Anaxagorou Romalyn Ante Raymond Antrobus Simon Armitage Mona Arshi Polly Atkin - Shadow Dispatches Cameron Awkward-Rich Chrissy Banks Khairani Barokka Simon Barraclough Nnimmo Bassey Jeffery Beam Darren J Beaney Louise Bennett Coverley Emily Berry i hope crispin best is still alive The William Blake Archive John Bolland - A View From the Long Grass Malika Booker Janine Booth Pat Boran Rachel Bower Jo Brandon Sue Burge Lewis Buxton Hugh Bryden Chaucer Cameron Jen Campbell Susie Campbell Charles Causley Eleni Cay Ellen Chang-Richardson Regi Claire Gillian Clarke Thomas A Clark Ken Cockburn Claire Collison Sarah Connor Suzanne Conway Josephine Corcoran – never knowingly without a pen Brittney Corrigan Sally Crabtree Virginia Crawford – questions for water Tom Crompton Barbara Cumbers Jonathan Davidson Todd Davis Hélène Demetriades Melissa Diem Chase Dimock Isobel Dixon Sarah Dixon: The Quiet Compere Damien B. Donnelly Jane Dougherty: The Four Swans Cath Drake Linda Drattell Nikki Dudley Matt Duggan (Facebook) Aidan Andrew Dun Helen Dunmore Antony Dunn Mari Ellis Dunning Adref - Menna Elfyn Mohammed El-Kurd Helen Evans Suzannah Evans Bernardine Evaristo Fiona Farrell Joseph Fasano Martin Figura Sue Finch Jonny Fluffypunk SJ Fowler Linda France Lucy Furlong Dai George Harry Josephine Giles Dana Gioia Dawn Gorman Rebecca Goss Kathryn Gray Thomas Gray Archive Mish Green Paula Green: See Poetry Box and NZ Poetry Shelf Bill Greenwell Philip Gross Joanna Guthrie Mandy Haggith Janice N. Harrington Paula Harris David Harsent Milla van der Have Diana Hendry Paul Henry Hannah Hodgson Danielle Hope Zoë Sîobhan Howarth-Lowe Sue Hubbard Kit Ingram Shagufta K Iqbal Major Jackson Rosie Jackson Sarah James Emilie Lauren Jones - Coventry Poet Laureate Meena Kandasamy Rupi Kaur Patrick Kavanagh Centre Keats-Shelley Memorial Association Shamshad Khan John Kinsella - Mutually Said: Poets Vegan Anarchist Pacifist Karl Knights (@Inadarkwood) / Twitter Michael Laskey Len Lawson Shanhu Lee Jenny Lewis Simon Lewis Tim Liardet Stephen Lightbown Timothy Liu Adam Lowe Hannah Lowe Hugh Macdiarmid Somhairle MacGill-Eain Lila Matsumoto Glyn Maxwell Fokkina McDonnell (Acacia Publications) Karen J McDonnell Michael Mckimm Otis Mensah Christopher Meredith U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo Edwin Morgan Trust Helen Mort JLM Morton Chris Murray Steve Nash Writes Andrew Neilson Camilla Nelson Lorine Niedecker Jessamine O Connor Ruth Padel Caleb Parkin | Bristol City Poet Stuart Paterson Pascale Petite m. norbeSe philip Vic Pickup Clare Pollard Wendy Pratt Writing Joy Priest - Home The Bibliography of J.H. Prynne Chelsea Rathburn Juanita Rea Marcella Remund Fay Roberts Sarah Roby Stevie Ronnie Michael Rosen Carol Rumens Sarah Salway Michael Schmidt Seni Seneviratne Elisabeth Sennitt Clough Penny Sharman Robert Sheppard Lemn Sissay Merrild Smith Lizzie Smith Yomi Sode Saradha Soobrayen David Spittle Joyce Sutphen Kenneth Steven Anne Stevenson Degna Stone Anne Tannam Joelle Taylor Dylan Thomas The Official Dylan Thomas website Harry Ransom Centre: Dylan Thomas Digital Collection The Dylan Thomas Centre BBC: Dylan Thomas The Edward Thomas Fellowship - Edward Thomas (1878-1917) Luke Thompson Steven Toussaint Claire Trevien Derek Walcott June Wentland Jo Weston Jay Whittaker Hamish Whyte Joe Williams Alice Willitts Emily Wills Anthony Wilson Shelley Wong Wordsworth Grasmere W.B.Yeats Society Sligo | The Official Yeats Website Don Yorty Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe Lists of Poets All Poetry along with being a self-publishing site has nearly 200 famous poets listed Best Poems (best-poems.net) 7136 poets listed by nationality Electronic Poetry Center a highly alternative list (Be careful of old links on old sites that can be hijacked - this happened to me on one site linked from one poet, but I cannot trace which poet, the links to the poets themselves are safe.) Famous Poets and Poems 631 of them From The Fishouse 32 pages of emerging poets Lannan Foundation 291 Lannan Prize and Award winners, though admittedly not all poets Lyricline 1588 poets Directory - Moving Poems 2187 videopoems here listed by poet Hello Poetry 284 (I counted them) Classic poets Poem Analysis 1105 poets Poem Hunter The Explore Poets page has 3004 poets and there are 400,000 site member poets, too Poet Seers Over 150 'Great Poets' Poetry Archive 565 poets Poetry Foundation 5,381 poets Poetry International p! Over 1,709 poets on 72 pages Poetry Out Loud 65 pages of poets Poetry Soup - Top 100 Famous Poets - All Time Well, 100. Plus 30,000 member poets Poetry Super Highway 1488 individual poets websites Poets .org | Academy of American Poets 3000+ poets I read somewhere RPO (Representative Poets Online) - Poets 723 poets to search for. Tears in the Fence 65 bloggers, poets and writers Wikipedia - List of poets 'This is an alphabetical list of internationally notable poets' Wikipedia - List of years in poetry Fascinating year by year history which shows poets in historical context Also see Portal:Poetry - Wikipedia This is the link to all Wikipedia's poetry pages, and is the index for many of the links I have still listed individually here. List of poetry groups and movements - Wikipedia National poetry - Wikipedia which links to poets of different named nations A to Z (Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint Wiki pages so the shortcuts here are ones I personally wanted quick links to) (From the) Apocalypse to the Movement (warwick.ac.uk) 15 Arab Poets of the 21st Century - Arab America Arabic poetry: 10 writers, classic and modern, you need to read | Middle East Eye Black Mountain poets - Wikipedia Concrete Poetry Concrete Poetry Movement Overview | TheArtStory Concrete Poetry | Getty Research Institute | The Getty Research Institute Concrete poetry - Wikipedia Female poets Female poets - Wikipedia Po ethead - Index of Women Poets 2008-2021 (Now a closed archive) Feminist poets - Wikipedia Georgian Poets - Wikipedia Imagist Poets - Wikipedia Lake Poets - Wikipedia Liverpool poets - Wikipedia Metaphysical poets - Wikipedia New York School (art) - Wikipedia Oulipo Poets - Wikipedia Scottish Poets - Scottish Poetry Library 40 pages of Scottish poets Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry - Wikipedia U.S. states' poets laureate - Wikipedia Visual Poetry - UbuWeb Waka Poets Waka (poetry) - Wikipedia Waka Poets on www.wakapoetry.net Disclaimer: I have absolutely no connection with any of the sites reported above and only pass them on because they sounded interesting to me. I do not gain financially or in any other way from any of the sites I have offered links to. If the sites fail to deliver in some way, this will need to be taken up with that site. I cannot guarantee the safety of the sites I link to, though I do test every site out prior to listing it here; if you do follow the link you do so entirely at your own risk. So what I am saying is please don't sue me, or shoot me as the messenger, though I absolutely would love to hear any positive or negative feedback about any of the sites I link to. If you are the owner of a site that I have linked to and object to me including a link here please do let me know and I will remove it as soon as possible. Equally if you want to be linked then just ask and I will be very happy to do so. Last complete page update: 8 November 2023 , most recent minor update 7 December 2023
- Please Read | Bob and Poetry
- Copy of I Moved My Mind
Today's reading: The Rialto no.95, pp46-064. (The Rialto 95 Completed.) The title comes from Michael Mackmin's introduction and using it feels a little like being in a room with facing mirrors, as he says the expression was said by an elderly Tai Chi master, explaining a pile of defeated opponents. Mackmin uses the expression to describe his approach to Lockdown, and here am I using it to explain my approach to reading more poetry. The image reflects towards infinity in ever reducing amounts. Or should I be using a Russian doll analogy? Is someone going to take my use of the phrase to surround a nub of an idea they have, just as my idea was within Michael Mackmin's use and his within the elderly Tai Chi master's? Well given my readership reach, this is possibly the small one in the middle anyway, so let's leave that there. The Rialto is my favourite poetry magazine (I stress that I say this about all the magazines I subscribe to) because it its format is solely to hand over to the poetry. It has no reviews or interviews, no articles or distractions, just 64 pages (excluding the cover, which football programmes do not exclude) of poem after poem. What I love even more is the amount of space given to each poem. Large A4 pages of beautiful, high quality white paper with a single poem on it. Well there is a little doubling up if the poems are very short, but always there is plenty of SPACE for the poem to express itself. Jim McElroy's poem, 'Coal Hole' for instance has all 36 lines in one place, no turning of pages, so that the ending, 'The night's clock ticks time on the mantle', is able to not only allude to the passing of time, both before and after the poem, but can do this with the emphasis that there is no more to come from the poet, it must all happen in your own mind. I chose to read this magazine next because I am struggling to find time for poetry reading right now as I aim to give the website a more meaningful appearance. It is only 6 weeks old from conception till this moment now after all. I fear I have created my own in-built non-poetry reading distraction, without realising that was what my mind was subconsciously after all along! Double that for poetry writing. Nothing has been written since the day the site and the blog began. Hopefully 'it will all come out in the wash', as my patients used to say to me. (I wonder if I ever said anything helpful to them?) So, The Rialto is the perfect magazine for getting you right back in there. No toes dangling over the edge, one tiny run up and in you plunge. It's my preferred approach to swimming pools; it is my preferred approach to poetry reading. There is only the barest description of the poets' biographies, all of whom have much more in print than me, and are immensely better qualified to be in print with poetry on several levels, yet I read this magazine feeling this is a level I could aspire to, so in that sense it is very encouraging. Me on a very good day, only that day may still be in the future yet! My favourite poem today was 'a ruru named Murray, who I've been trying to write about since January', by Paula Harris, which after all I have said is on two pages, but as the pages are facing, nothing is lost. The tale concerns a ruru, which we are told in the poem is a morepork, though I still had to Google this word to find out a morepork is a Tasmanian spotted owl, and in the pictures looks essentially like what you would call 'an owl'. The poem is written over 12 verses, is playful, has a comedic use of idea repetition, and follows the ruru from its discovery abandoned as a baby in a bush to its letting loose by Kirsty's brother and, like the poem 'Cole Hole' I mention above, ends with an ending that alludes to future time, of wondering where the ruru is now. Along the way the poem plays with ideas, that orbit around finding the baby bird, naming it, feeding it, looking after it, discovering more about it, and finally deciding that Murray (the ruru) is an Egyptian god, that needs setting free. "4. it fascinates me that ruru were named after the sound of their call but in English we called them morepork and claimed this was the sound of their call the sounds ruru and morepork don't sound anything alike is the bird talking to us in two different languages?" Just like poetry, I thought. We humans bring ourselves to a poem and interpret it in our own sound. I read this poem at pretty much face value, of a significant moment in time. It's a story, with a beginning middle and end, and the memory of Murray, who made its own impact in the life of the poem's protagonist (and obviously we always think this is the poet themselves). Now that the bird is gone, the poem tries to hold on to the special place Murray had. Murray lives on for ever within the poem, or at least the memory of Murray does, even if we do not in fact know what ever happened to the bird itself. Listen I have run out of time. I spent so much time scouring the biographies looking for leads to links I could use on the webpage, that this abrupt end can be a tribute to that time lost to poetry writing itself. Let it be a reminder to me that the poetry must always come first and the blog and website second. This is early days, future strategies must be put in place to protect the original hope, to get better at writing poetry. If you have any thoughts on this do please write them to me, I am always open to listening to others ideas, and it's no fun writing in isolation. Soundtrack : 'No Dope Fiend' cassette. See Thee Objects on Bandcamp.
- Sugar Cube Lies
The commission is an unusual beast, someone asks for a poem on a subject, the poet goes away and thinks about it and comes up with the goods. Today I heard Ian McMillan's poem for 'The Front Page' BBC Radio 4 programme. Asked to write about a poem for the Euro 2020 final the week before England played Italy, and lost on penalties, then delivering it week after. The poem is never going to T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland, but it did its job. I also understood it, and got it in one, unlike T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland, which I have heard many times, but in truth need academics to point out to me why it is good. In the poem, McMillan refers to Eliot, and as a reader it would enhance the experience if I knew the reference. (I didn't.). McMillan is a decent chap, he is not going to condemn me for not picking it up, but I should I condemn myself? There is so much poetry about, how can I know it all? As it so goes I have read a good deal of it, but when I am sat in a reading, am I supposed to bring my poetry history with me or simply enjoy the moment, are there two opposites, or have I constructed this myself? If I don't know my poetry history then I am freed from the challenge of acknowledging it? I know my music better, so in my world I would say - should a young rapper know the songs of Elvis and the Beatles, should they even know the history of the song the rapper may have sampled, or is it enough to know your own genre well, or even, then just live in the moment and enjoy the song? I find, a little like Classical music, there is an inbuilt elitism in poetry that is hard to shake off, even if the poet themselves tells you to shake it off. (And by Classical music I mean Mozart, Beethoven and that crowd, not Led Zep and Black Sabbath, which is how I hear the word being used now! Though, actually that has its elitism, too!) In spite of all this I can tell that McMillan's poem is no The Wasteland, so there is a difference, and getting back to the beginning commissions make for a very different, more accessible poetry. I guess this is because in this circumstance the poet is writing for the audience and not themselves. When I read Simon Armitage's Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic, a book filled with commissioned poetry I enjoyed it greatly, but ultimately it did leave me a little bit hollow by the end. What Armitage is so good at is writing in a poetic voice that is both authentic, and poetic, it feels like if you had sat down long enough thinking about it with a pen in your hand, you could have written it, too. This is a wonderful deception. As Poet Laurette, suddenly everything he writes feels like it is a commission, almost by the nature of the job. I have read his Lockdown Poem and watched the Lockdown film on television, both wonderful pieces of works, that describe explain Lockdown better than any documentary ever could. Poetry gets behind the mere facts and emphases the emotional, and though we believe we are a religion-less society, it speak in the language of our spiritual being, too. I notice, though that when presented to the World on the internet, the Lockdown poem is presented with a backbeat, and acted out images, and I wonder at the reason for this. Am I being elitist for noticing it, am I rejecting it? Or am I pleased that Armitage is doing his bit to bring poetry to the World in a populist way, surely another of the possible unwritten role of the Laureate's job. The film which intermingles poetry with talking heads, is perfect time capsule for the future. The individual stories of people affected by Covid-19, are emotional in themselves, woven into the overall arc of a poem provided by Armitage, they become a part of the poetic piece, and the emotion is turned up to 11 (a cultural reference I expect you to get, but if you don't it feels like I though of the joke!). To help the watcher along two ethereal dancers interpret the parts where Armitage is talking as if to emphasise we are talkking in poetry language now. I good trick, but once I spotted it I started to laugh at the thought that every time Armitage gives a reading in the real world two dancers would suddenly appear in the wings. Today I watched I don't even know how, it came to me via Facebook I believe, and I notice that the poet has put a backdrop of old film footage to enhance the film. I always wonder at this, it is almost as if the poet is concerned that the poem will not be entertaining enough in its own right, that there is an alternative show going on in case you don't want to listen to what's being said enough. It's a tremendous piece, as authentic as you get written by person from Glasgow, about what that experience is like. Such a great feat. Sadly no BBC4 commissions await for the poet, so we create our own film to be in. The commission as income, that what it is there fore and quite right. There is so much poetry about yet so few jprofessional poets, it seems all wrong to the likes of me that loves poetry, but look at me I prefer the free readings to the paid for ones, and I am a generous person.
- Unredeemed Adventures - Newsletter One
18 December 2021 Here is 14 poetry things to do today! See these events and more featured on the Poetry News page. 1) (From Eventbrite email) Online Open Mic! by Sidewalk Beirut Every Sunday we gather on Zoom to share all forms of self-expression. You sign up when you log in by mentioning it to the host. Each performer has 5-7 minutes. We welcome all forms of art and all languages. The Zoom room opens at 8:15 PM (currently GMT+2 = Lebanon time) for sign-ups, and we kickoff the night around 8:30 PM. Sunday 19 December 6:30 PM GMT Sidewalk Beirut went online early 2020 due to the pandemic and since then has had attendees from all over the world. The Sidewalk online community has members from from the Netherlands, Denmark, Morocco, Switzerland, the UK, the US, Canada, Cyprus, Scotland, Pakistan and of course members from all over Lebanon. With every new event, we are meeting new poets and expanding. You are also more than welcomed to just attend and listen, there is never a pressure on anyone to perform and we value our listeners just as much as our performers. Online Open Mic! Registration, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite 2) (From Nine Pens website) Virtual launch of Yasmin Djoudi's pamphlet 'Vocation' Sun, December 19, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT Online Cost: Free Join us for the launch of Yasmin Djoudi pamphlet 'Vocation' with special guest readings.from Stuart McPherson, Hannah Copley and Jem Henderson. Are you travelling alone? Vocation explores a world pushing itself to the limit in the single-minded pursuit of a calling. Aeroplanes and taxis shuttle us between unexpected destinations: by the side of an airborne conspiracy theorist; a city centre with a knack for psychosexual confrontation; or bearing witness to a tropical plant’s delusions of grandeur. The external drifting of the pamphlet’s speakers is set at odds with their unrelenting internal drive for something more. Against the backdrop of a planet shrinking through over-connection, Vocation follows our attempts to outrun the emptying sands of the hourglass in a race towards some ever-shifting personal goal. About The Poets: Yasmin Djoudi works across poetry and performance. She lives in London. She is new to all of this. Hannah Copley is a writer, editor and academic. She is the author of Speculum (Broken Sleep Books, October 21) and an editor at Stand magazine. Recent work has appeared in POETRY, The London Magazine, Bath Magg, Poetry Birmingham, Into the Void, Under the Radar and others. She won the 2019 Newcastle Poetry Prize and the 2018 York Literature Prize. Hannah is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Westminster. Stuart McPherson is a poet from Leicester in the United Kingdom. His debut pamphlet ‘Pale Mnemonic’ was published in April 2021 by Legitimate Snack. The pamphlet ‘Water Bearer’ will be published in December 2021 by Broken Sleep Books. His work explores the relationship between the family, trauma, and fragile masculinity. Jem Henderson is a queer poet from Leeds, UK with an MA in Creative Writing from York St. John University. They have been published in Civic Leicester's Black Lives Matter, Streetcake and recently won a Creative Future award for underrepresented writers. A book, Genderfux, including their work is due out in 2022 from Nine Pens. Their ramblings can be found on twitter @jem_face. To book go to: Launch of 'Vocation' by Yasmin Djoudi - Nine Pens Press Tickets, Sun 19 Dec 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite 3) (From The Poetry Society newsletter) COP26 and Poetry Ten young poets spoke out against climate injustice and called for natural and humane solutions to the climate crisis in a live event on 6 November at the recent climate change conference COP26, which you can watch here. “Where were you / when the seas / were warming?” A Young Poets Network showcase | #COP26 - YouTube 4) (From Seren Books newsletter) Alternative Stories and Fake Realities Seren Books 40th Anniversary In this edition we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Seren Books, the publisher from south Wales responsible for launching the careers of many poets and for putting out a series of memorable poetry collections including a few featured previously on Alt Stories. In this podcast you can hear an interview with Seren’s outgoing poetry editor Amy Wack who leaves the press at the end of October 2021. She looks back at her time with Seren and the changes to the style and readership of poetry since she joined. The presenter of this podcast is Nadia Wyn Abouayen and the readers from Alt Stories are Tiffany Clare and Chris Gregory. See Seren Books 40th Anniversary (buzzsprout.com) 5) (From Modern Poetry in Translation email) Roman Women Poets We are delighted to present this new digital pamphlet, Romanian Women Poets, curated by Cătălina Stanislav with Sam Riviere, our two Writers in Residence for 2021. This residency is generously supported by the European Cultural Foundation. See ROMANIAN WOMEN POETS - Modern Poetry in Translation 6) (From The Guardian website) A Pandemic Poem: Where Did the World Go? “There was a world once, but where did it go?” With the richer countries perhaps approaching at least the beginning of the end of the pandemic, it’s time to take stock. This affecting film combines the words of the poet laureate, Simon Armitage, with personal stories ranging from the uplifting to the tragic, to explore the deeply disturbing and utterly strange experience we have all recently undergone. An emotional roadmap of Covid-19 rather than a linear narrative, and all the better for it. Phil Harrison. Now available at: BBC Two - A Pandemic Poem: Where Did the World Go? 7) (From Poem Analysis email) Latest Poem Analysis website: After Making Love We Hear Footsteps - Poem Analysis The site is advert heavy, but it is free and offers interesting analysis of poems worth reading. 8) (From Faber Website) Faber Members Four Worlds poetry film featuring readings from Natalie Diaz, Barbara Kingsolver, Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe. Lavinia Singer (Faber Editor, Poetry) introduces four vibrant and vital voices 2020 and 2021. Listen as the poets read from and contextualise their collections in this forty-minute film, created exclusively for Faber Members. See Faber Members: Four Worlds Poetry Film | Faber 9) (From PEN Transmissions website) Noʻu Revilla, Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), on the power of ecopoetry "Dunya Mikhail argues: ‘Poetry is not medicine; it’s an X-ray’. During the spring semester, I tested Mikhail’s argument with 25 undergraduate students, who, faced with Covid-19 and the shift to online learning with its despairing isolation, decided to enroll in a creative writing course. During our unit on ecopoetry, we explored how poems can help us as individuals and writing communities to speak back to global crises like climate change.' " See the resulting work at: EROSION, A6: Notes on the Waikīkī Blackout Poetry Project – PEN Transmissions 10) (From The Guardian website) Carol Rumens' Poem of the Week A faultlessly consistent article in a national newspaper, and always available online, too. See Poem of the week: Pool by Rowan Williams | Poetry | The Guardian 11) (From Literary Hub email) Abdulrazak Gurnah delivered his Nobel Prize lec ture in literature on 7 December 2021. See Abdulrazak Gurnah - Nobel Prize lecture 12) (From Poetry Birmingham tweet) PBLJ 7 Has Set Sail 'The issue is now live on our website with more free content than ever for you to read. Do check out our website to find out more & order a copy for Christmas.' Go to Poetry Birmingham 13) (From Ian McMillan Tweet) The Christmas Dinner Verb Ian McMillan's guests, John Hegley, Carol Ann Duffy, Kathryn Williams, and Jay Rayner join our virtual audience in a literary Christmas dinner - revelling in the poetry, prose and linguistic satisfaction of Christmas food, in lyrics, recipes and in poetry. John Hegley gives us the taste of a French Christmas and of thick skinned roast potatoes, Kathryn Williams and Carol Ann Duffy present brand new Christmas songs from their new album 'Midnight Chorus', Jay Rayner gives us Yule commandments (including the advice that gravy solves everything, and more controversially 'don't serve Christmas pudding'). Ian McMillan channels the New York poet Frank O'Hara t o write a special Christmas poem (featuring tangerines and the mystic Julian of Norwich). As usual, Radio 3’s cabaret of the word is stuffed full of language play. Come and warm your hands at The Verb’s fire – the words are sparkling! See : BBC Radio 3 - The Verb, The Christmas Dinner Verb 14) (From onehandclapping Tweet) ONE HAND CLAPPING CHRISTMAS ISSUE Available Online Features with David Harsent, Fran Lock, Toni Visconti, Billy Bragg and lots more poetry, make this worth a minute or two of anybody's time. See CHRISTMAS ISSUE | onehandclapping (1handclapping.online)