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  • 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 ​ Stephen Claughton ​ 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 ​ Martyn Crucefix ​ 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 ​ Pierre Joris ​ 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 ​ Mouse & Muse by Trevor Millum ​ Otis Mensah ​ Christopher Meredith ​ U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo ​ Edwin Morgan Trust ​ Helen Mort ​ Valzhyna 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 ​ Leslie Scalapino ​ 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 ​ Benjamin Zephaniah ​ Lists of Poets ​ All Poetry along with being a self-publishing site has nearly 200 famous poets listed Best Poems ( 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 ( 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 ​ ​ ​ 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 updates 7 December 2023 and 21 February 2024 ​ ​

  • 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. (Winter 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 2023 ​ 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 Forward Prize Best Collection winner 1993 Arachne Press PBS Winter 2023 ​ Arc Publications PBS Winter 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 1995 ​ Atlantic Books PBS Summer 2023 ​ Awen Publications ​ ​ Bad Betty Press PBS Winter 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 The Black Spring Press Group PBS Winter 2023 Black Sunflowers Poetry Press ​ ​ Bloodaxe Books PBS Winter 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, Forward Prize shortlist 2022 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 2022 Blue Diode Publishing PBS Winter 2023 Blueprint Poetry Press PBS Autumn 2021, the North August 2022 Boatwhistle Books PBS Summer 2021 Boiler House Press (University of East Anglia) PBS Winter 2023 ​ ​Broken Sleep Books PBS Winter 2023 ​ Burning Eye Books ( PBS Winter 2023 ​ Cacafuego Press ​ Calder Valley Press the North January 2021 Canongate PBS Spring 2021 ​ Cape / Cape Poetry - See Jonathan Cape ​ Carcanet Press PBS Winter 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2023 x 3, Forward Prize 2023 shortlist x 2 T.S.Eliot Prize winner 1996, 2013 Forward Prize Best Collection w inner 2007, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2023 ​ CB editions (Central Books) PBS Winter 2023, Forward Prize shortlist 2012 ​ Cerasus Poetry The High Window Summer 2021 Cinnamon Press PBS Autumn 2023 ​ Chatto & Windus ( PBS Spring 2023, T.S. Eliot shortlist 2021, Forward Prize shortlist 2022 x2 T.S.Eliot winner 2015 Forward Prize Best Collection winner 1994, 1996, 2018 ​ 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 High Window October 2023 The Clutag Press Forward Prize shortlist 2012 Contraband Books PBS Spring 2023 Corsair ( Little Brown Book Group) - Corsair Poetry PBS Winter 2023, Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2020, Forward Prize shortlist (as Little Brown) 2022 ​ Cultured Llama ​ Currock Press ​ ​ Dare-Gale Press PBS Autumn 2023 Dempsey & Windle Publishing now see VOLE Publishing ​ Doire Press PBS Summer 2021 / acumen May 2022 ​ Donut Press ​ ​ Doomsday Press PBS Winter 2023 ​ Dreich PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Elephant Press ​ ​ The Emma Press PBS Winter 2023 ​ Enitharmon Editions Forward Prize shortlist 2011 ​ Enneract Editions (Penteract Press) PBS Summer 2021 ​ Equipage Poetry London Autumn 2021 Exiled Writers Ink ​ Eyewear Publishing ( 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 Forward Prize Best Collection winner 1992, 1998, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 ​ Fair Acre Press PBS Spring 2023 Fevers of the Mind Press ​ Fish Publishing ​ ​ Five Leaves Publications PBS Winter 2023 ​ 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 Winter 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 Winter 2023 ​ 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 Winter 2023 ​ The High Window Press acumen May 2021 ​ The Hippocrates Press ​ ​ Holland Park Press (Dutch authors in English language) PBS Winter 2023 ​ Hybrid Press ​ If a Leaf Falls Press ( Sam Riviere) ​ ​ IF P THEN Q ​ ​ Ignition Press PBS Winter 2023 ​ Ignota Books ​ Indigo Dreams Publishing Magma Poetry Winter 2021, The High Window December 2023 ​ 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 ( - Cape Poetry PBS Autumn 2023, Griffin Poe try Prize shortlist 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2023, Forward Prize shortlist 2020 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 1995, 2000, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2017 Forward Prize Best Collection winner 2006, 2011, 2013, 2019 Forward - Felix Dennis Prize winner 2023 Knives Forks and Spoons Press (KFS) PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Lapwing Publications (Belfast) acumen May 2023, The High Window Autumn 2023 ​ Leafe Press Tears In The Fence November 2021 Leamington Books PBS Spring 2021 ​ LegalHighsPress The High Window Spring 2023 ​ 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) ​ ​ Littoral Magazine Press The High Window December 2023 Live Canon PBS Winter 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 ​ Naked Eye Publishing The High Window Winter 2023 Neon Books ​ ​ New River Press ​ ​ New Walk Editions The North January 2022, The High Window July 2023 ​ New Writing North PBS Winter 2022 (with Faber) ​ Nine Arches Press PBS Winter 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 Winter 2023, Forward - Felix Dennis Prize shortlist 2023 ​ Oversteps Books acumen September 2022 Oxford University Press (OUP) Forward Prize winner 1995. 1997, 1999 ​ Paekakariki Press The High Window Autumn 2023 ​ Palewell Press The High Window Spring 2023 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, Forward Prize shortlist 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 2020 ​ Peepal Tree Press PBS Winter 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 2019 ​ Penguin Books Penguin Poetry PBS Winter 2022, T.S.Eliot Prize shortlist 2022, Forward Prize shortlist 2021 Forward Prize Best Collection winner 2015 ​ Penguin Press - Penguin Books PBS Autumn 2023 ​ Penned In The Margins PBS Summer 2022, Poetry London Summer 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2019 Forward Prize Best Collection winner 2021 ​ Penteract Press PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Picador Books - Pan Macmillan ) Picador Poetry PBS Winter 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2022, Forward - Felix Dennis Prize shortlist 2023, Forward Prize shortlist 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 2007, 2016 Forward Prize Best Collection winner 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 ​ Pindrop Press (Glasgow/France) acumen September 2022, The High Window Winter 2023 ​ 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 Winter 2023 ​ Rack Press Poetry PBS Winter 2022, The High Window October 2023 The Red Ceilings Press PBS Winter 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 Winter 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 2019 Forward Prize Best Collection winner 2022 ​ Shearsman Books PBS Winter 2023, Forward Prize shortlist 2015 ​ Sheep Meadow Press (Carcanet Imprint) ​ Shoestring Press Poetry London Summer 2023, The High Window December 2023 ​ Sidekick Books ​ ​ Silhouette Press (Coventry) ​ Singing Apple Press - Camilla Nelson ​ ​ Silver Press PBS Winter 2023 ​ Smith|Doorstop (The Poetry Business ) PBS Autumn 2023, T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist 1999, Forward Prize shortlist 2008 ​ Smokestack Books PBS Winter 2023 ​ Some Roast Poet (Manchester, UK) ​ Soulful Group ​ ​ SPAM Press The Poetry Review Summer 2023 Steel Incisors ​ Stewed Rhubarb Press PBS Winter 2023 Stichill Marigold Press – the private press of Leonard McDermid Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 ​ SurVision Books The High Window July 2023 ​ tall-lighthouse PBS Summer 2022 ​ Taproot Press Magma Poetry Spring 2021 Tapsalteerie Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 ​ Templar Poetry PBS Winter 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 Winter 2023 ​ UFP - Urban Farmhouse Press ​ ​ Valley Press PBS Winter 2023 ​ Vane Women Press PBS Winter 2023 Veer Books ​ ​ Veer2. ​ Verve Poetry Press PBS Winter 2023 ​ Vintage - Penguin Books Poetry London Spring 2023 Virago Books Magma Poetry Winter 2022 ​ VOLE Publishing (Formerly Dempsey and Windle) PBS Winter 2023 ​ V. Press Poetry PBS Winter 2023 ​ Waterloo Press PBS Autumn 2021, The High Window October 2023 ​ Wayleave Press PBS Winter 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 ​ ​ Wiley (U.K. base of U.S. publisher) (John Wiley and Sons) The High Window Spring 2023 ​ 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) The High Window June 2023 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 Broadstone Books (U.S.) The High Window Autumn 2023 Buckrider Books ( Wolsak & Wynn) (Canada) The North January 2021 ​ CavanKerry Press (U.S.) Tears In The Fence May 2021 ​ 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) ​ ​ Contra Mundum Press (U.S., translations) ​ ​ 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) PBS Winter 2023 ​ 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 FutureCycle Press (U.S.) The High Window June 2023 ​ The Gallery Press (Republic of Ireland) PBS Winter 2023 , TS Eliot shortlist 2023, Forward Prize shortlist 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize winner 1993 Forward Prize Best Collection w inner 2003 ​ 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) ​ ​ Hopkins Press - John Hopkins University Press (U.S) The High Window October 2023 ​ 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 ​ MadHat Press (U.S.) The High Window July 2023 ​ Math Paper Press - Books SG (Singapore) ​ McClelland & Stewart ( (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, The High Window May 2023 ​ 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) ​ ​ Poets Choice (India) (English language) (Registered in the U.S., books can be purchased in U.K. currency) The High Window October 2023 ​ 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 Winter 2023 ​ Saturnalia Books (U.S.) Griffin Poetry Prize International shortlist 2022 ​ Schaffner Press (U.S.) Scribner Books ( (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 California Press ( (U.S.) The High Window November 2023 ​ 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 ​ World Poetry Books (Poetry in English translation) (U.S.) The High Window Spring 2023 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 ( (U.S.) ​ Small Press Distribution ( ​ 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 Winter 2023) Forward Prize Best Collection shortlist and winner (1992 - 2023) The Lambda Poetry Prize (2021-2023) The Griffin Poetry Prize (2021-2023) The Pulitzer Poetry Prize (2021-2023) The T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist and winner (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 (April 2021 to December 2023) Tears in the Fence ​ Priority 5. ​ Other occasional sources Including: Daily Poem Forward Prize First Collection - Felix Dennis Prize ​ N.B. Only Arete Books (Forward shortlist in 2009), and Peterloo Poets (Forward shortlist in 1996) are not still going of every T.S. Eliot and Forward Prize shortlisted book since their inception. ​ ​ 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. 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    Poetry Websites A to Z Click the underlined titles to go to the homepages. Apples and Snakes 'As England’s leading spoken word poetry organisation, we exist to support poets at all stages of their careers. Working with inspiring people and organisations, we run regular live events and artist development programmes across the country. Through our Book a Poet scheme, we can help you find the best visiting artists for your workshops and events.' artBLAB: online art lectures ​ 'artBLAB believes in art equality, it doesn't discriminate against any type of art - we love experimental poetry as much as we adore interaction design!' ​ ​ Arvon - residential creative writing courses and retreats UK ​ 'For over fifty years Arvon has been the UK’s home of creative writing. We have three centres, in Devon, Shropshire and Yorkshire. Our residential courses and retreats , led by highly acclaimed writers, span poetry to playwriting, song to screenplay, fact to fiction, starting to finishing – and we offer grants to help with course fees for those who need it.' ​ Awards & Prizes ​ There are many poetry awards and prizes, so these can be found on their own page . Barbican Young Poets 'Barbican Young Poets is an artist development initiative and community for those who wish to explore what’s possible for their poetry and creative expression. Through a six-month programme, you’ll generate new writing, experiment with different ways of working, and refine a selection of your new work towards a publication, performance or presentation.' ​ The Bardic Basement ​ The Bardic Basement was set up by Ben Hornett in July 2018, in order to fill a gap in Northamptonshire’s spoken word scene as well as giving local artists a platform to promote and discuss their work and upcoming events. A monthly podcast was set up in January 2021, with plans to continue it alongside future events organised by the Bardic Basement. ​ Best-Poems. Net | The Famous Poems Encyclopedia ​ A resource of poems and poets, and an opportunity to submit your own poetry if you regiuster for an account. Between The Covers ​ Between the Covers, a literary radio show and podcast hosted by David Naimon, is brought to you by Tin House and KBOO 90.7FM community radio in Portland, Oregon. This link highlights the poetry episodes. Between the Trees Festival, Held at Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve, South Wales - Between the Trees Festival will be held between 26th - 28th August 2022 this year. 'With its unique theme of nature & science, the festival aims to reconnect people to the natural world. It features a blend of original indie folk music, art and spoken word within a community that embraces all and encourages thinking and creativity.' ​ Bioluminescent Baby ​ 14 original poems written and read by Fiona Benson, beautifully interwoven with snippets of interviews with entomologists, scientists and researchers from across the globe by sound artists Mair Bosworth and Eliza Lomas. Created as part of a collection of poetry sound pieces called 'In the Company of Insects'. Bitesize - Poetry The BBC revision page for GCSE is worth a visit whether or not you are a student studying the course. ​ Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival 'A decade back, Carol Ann Duffy gave a reading with Ann Gray, her friend and fellow poet, at Sterts Theatre and Arts Centre. After the packed reading, Carol Ann announced that she loved the venue and that it would make a great place for a Poetry Festival. It wasn’t long before Ann persuaded David Woolley to help set up what became the Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival.' ​ Books for Breakfast ​ 'A fortnightly (Podcast) look at fiction and poetry hosted by poets and writers Peter Sirr and Enda Wyley. Also features the Toaster Challenge where guest writers are given the time it takes to make toast to talk about a book that has resonated with them.' ​ Bradford Literature Festival '24th June – 3rd July 2022. Come and meet authors, poets, speakers, musicians and artists from Bradford, the UK and around the world. BLF is a key event in the UK cultural calendar and the most dynamic festival in the country that you will not want to miss. We have now revealed some highlights, see our news pages to find out more. ' Bradford Literature Festival 2022 Programme ​ Brink Literacy Project ​ 'Brink Literacy Project is devoted to utilizing the power of storytelling to positively affect the lives of people on the brink. Through our education, community, and publishing divisions, our non-profit works worldwide to foster a love of literature, increase literacy rates, and use storytelling to empower underserved communities.' Burford Literary Festival ​ Kim Harvey Creative Director, Burford Lit Fest & owner of Madhatter Bookshop founded the festival in Oxford, England in 2020. It is holding the next festival 23 to 26 September 2022 ​ Cafe Writers Promoting established and new writers throughout Norfolk and beyond. We usually meet on the second Monday of each month from 7.30pm upstairs at Take 5, Tombland, Norwich. Cannon Poets ​ Cannon Poets have met monthly since 1983. We meet at The Moseley Exchange, The Post Office Building, 149-153, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP usually on the first Sunday of each month [except August] at 2pm. (Not currently naturally.) Center for the Art of Translation ​ 'We are dedicated to finding dazzling new, overlooked, and underrepresented voices, brought into English by the best translators, and to celebrating the art of translation. Our publications, events, and educational programming enrich the library of vital literary works, nurture and promote the work of translators, and build audiences for literature in translation' Cheltenham Poetry Festival Launched by poet Anna Saunders in 2011. 'As well as the Spring programme, the Festival celebrates the power of words throughout the year at readings, performances and workshops.' ​ Cork International Poetry Festival ​ In 1993 The Munster Literature Centre started presenting spring literary festivals. This year's festival ook place place from 18 May 2022 to 21 May 2022. Cúirt International Festival of Literature ​ Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of Europe’s oldest book festivals, and a leading voice for literature both internationally and across Ireland. Cúirt brings readers and writers together to tell stories, share new perspectives, and to celebrate writing, books and reading in all forms. ​ Cummings Study Guides - Free Study Guides for Shakespeare and Other Authors ​ This site is maintained as a free public service by Michael J. Cummings , of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. Over the years, he has written more than 2,500 published articles on a variety of topics. Ditet e Naimit (Days of Naim) This is an annual North Macedonian and Albanian International Poetry Festival, held in Tetovo, North Macedonia, which had its 25th meeting in 2021. It awards the Naim Frashëri Laureateship. ​ Don Yorty Explorations ​ Don Yorty is a poet, educator, and garden activist living in New York City. On this site he explores some interesting poetry news and other things to do with poetry. ​ A Drop of Hope at The Crick ​ Poems inspired by the words of those who have been vaccinated within the Crick. ​ Eat The Storms – Stay Bloody Poetic ​ Podcast available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Player FM, Radio Public, OverCast, PocketCast, Podbean and many more platforms. Created by Damien B. Donnelly. Edinburgh International Book Festival ​ 'It is a distinctive international showcase celebrating the written word, literature and ideas. It brings leading and emerging international, British and Scottish authors and thinkers together to inspire each other and audiences in an extensive programme of public events.' 'This year’s Book Festival will take place from Saturday 14 to Monday 30 August at our new Festival home: the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh College of Art.' Edinburgh Poetry Tours | Walks with poems in Edinburgh’s Old Town, led by Ken Cockburn ​ 'These walking tours weave in and out of streets, closes, gardens and graveyards. You’ll hear works by Robert Burns, Dorothy Wordsworth, Victor Hugo, Robert Louis Stevenson, the great Anon and many others. Walks are led by Ken Cockburn, a poet and translator who has lived in Edinburgh for thirty years.' The site has some intersting articles, too. Electronic Poetry Center ( ​ 'Our goal was to make available a wide range of resources centered on digital and contemporary formally innovative poetries, new media writing, and literary programming.' English PEN See also Irish PEN/PEN na hÉireann and PEN International 'English PEN is one of the world's oldest human rights organisations. With the support of our members – a community of writers, readers and activists – we protect freedom of expression whenever it is under attack and celebrate contemporary international writing with prizes, grants and events.' ​ European Poetry Festival ​ 'The European Poetry Festival celebrates, in the UK and beyond, the grand resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century in Europe. The fourth festival takes places across 2021, with summer and winter programs, working around the limitations of travel.' Evesham Festival of Words ​ 'The object of the Evesham Festival of Words shall be to promote appreciation of words in all their forms, and of writing and literature within Evesham and surrounding area through a professionally organised and widely accessible Festival event.' ​ Exiled Writers Ink ​ 'Develops and promotes the creative literary expression of refugees, migrants and exiles, encourages cross-cultural dialogue and advocates human rights through literature and literary activism.' ​ Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada, Nicaragua ​ Annual International Poetry Festival in Nicaragua. Every year has a theme, and attended by international poets and a very large audience. The site is in Spanish. Up to date information appears to be more easily found on the Facebook page . ​ Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon - RASCAL ​ Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon, was formed in the summer of 2017. Fired! is a collaborative project bringing together active poets from both the north and south of Ireland. Flight of the dragonfly ​ 'Flight of the Dragonfly has its roots in the Masters in Creative Writing where the team met. It started in 2019 ... we enjoyed ourselves so much sharing and hearing poetry and prose that night that we wanted more.' ​ From the Fishouse ​ 'Founded in 2004 by Matt O’Donnell and Camille Dungy, From the Fishouse is non-profit site that promotes the oral tradition of poetry. Our free online audio archive showcases emerging poets (defined for this purpose as poets with fewer than two published books of poetry at the time of submission) reading their own poems, as well as answering questions about poetry.' ​| Poetry ​ Not, in general, a poetry website, but it does have an interesting poetry tag, which this link will take you to. Though it may be full of contemporary music stars in the top ten, there is a good amount of poets' poetry on there too. (For instance, search for Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare.) The Gloucestershire Poetry Society 'The Gloucestershire Poetry Society (GPS) was founded in 2016 by Z.D. Dicks (Ziggy Dicks) as a way of uniting poets and spoken word performers in the Gloucestershire area. Every member of The GPS shares the attitude that everyone is welcome, wherever you are from, whether you have been writing for 10 months, 10 years or 10 days, there is a place for you.' ​ The Guardian ​ The Guardian is arguably the publication in the UK most committed to poetry and poetry news that is not a poetry specialist publication in the UK and it does still offer its pages free on the internet. The Guardian's Poem of the Week - with Carol Rumens ​ Guernsey Literary Festival ​ The Guernsey Literary Festival is one of the highlights of the island’s arts calendar bringing some of the world’s greatest writers, speakers and thinkers to Guernsey. With events for all interests and ages, the Festival is a unique opportunity to come together to celebrate the written word. In 2022 the Festival itself is from 22nd to 26th June . Hastings Literary Festival ​ This year's Hastings Book Festival is being held between16-25 September 2022. 'The Hastings Literary Festival is a community festival, celebrating writing and the written word. We are committed to ensuring our events are safe, engaging and accessible, with a specific focus on supporting local writing talent.' ​ Hay Festival ​ Next year's festival is from 26 May to 5 June 2022. Over 12 days, more than 200 acclaimed writers, global policy makers, historians, poets, pioneers and innovators join us All events will be closed-captioned and available to watch for free 24 hours from their live broadcast. ​ Hello Poetry ​ 'The experiment we call Hello Poetry began in May 2009, what now seems a lifetime ago. I wanted an uncluttered, peaceful space to read and share poetry, so I started building one in my time after work. The site now serves over a million readers a month and is a home to hundreds of thousands sharing their poetry.' ​ The High Window ​ 'Alongside a lively and eclectic mix of poetry, each new issue contains a literary essay, a selection of poems in translation, poetry reviews and occasional features.' The Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine ​ ' Since its launch in 2009, the annual Hippocrates Prize has attracted thousands of entries from over 70 countries.' ​ The Hive Poetry Collective – There's a Bee in Poetry ​ Airing on KSQD 90.7 FM most Sundays at 8:00, the Hive Poetry Collective is a buzz of poets in Santa Cruz, California— a swarm of radio conversations, public readings, and writing workshops. See the list of podcasts at The Buzz – The Hive Poetry Collective HoCoPoLitSo ​ Howard County Poetry & Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) is a non-profit organization designed to enlarge the audience for contemporary poetry and literature and celebrate culturally diverse literary heritages. Founded in 1974. Home Stage - Poetry ​ The Royal British Legion Club expanded an online quiz group! 'Our mission is to use technology and research to connect enquiring and creative grown ups around the globe through shared interests to advance fellowships and relieve isolation.' There are free Poetry Groups , regular interviews with poets at Poetry Events , the Poetry Untangled Podcast and plenty more. Ilkley Literature Festival ​ The Festival is held over 17 days at the start of October in this town at the foot of Ilkley Moor. Each year around 250 events take place in a variety of venues. The Festival events are no longer confined to October, with special events taking place across the year. ​ IBPC ( (InterBoard Poetry Community) ​ It began in 1999. 'It includes “IBPC Selects” featuring the editor’s choice of favourite poems, direct links to Poets & Writers, Powells and other favourite sites, direct home page access to our participating boards, the most recent winning poems, and “IBPC: Newswire” – news and announcements of the many talented poets who workshop on the net.' ​ International Poets and Writers Conclave ​ Live reading series, a festival and a poetry resource second Tuesday of the month at 11 am EST (USA - 4pm UK time The Interpreter's House Podcast | 'Relics of conversations between poets. Geek out with us. Hosted by Assistant Editor, Andrew Wells and occasional cats. The Interpreter's House was founded in 1996.' Only three available at presnt, but one was added recently. ​ Irish Poetry Reading Archive - Poetry Ireland The Irish Poetry Reading Archive is a free, web-based library that holds recordings of Irish poets reading their own work. ​ Jacket2 ​ 'Jacket2 offers commentary on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics. We publish articles, reviews, interviews, discussions and collaborative responses, archival documents, podcasts, and descriptions of poetry symposia and projects.' (See their podcast PoemTalk below.) ​ Kalinga Literary Festival – India's Largest Celebration of Literary Spirit ​ 'Annual Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) held in every year at smart city Bhubaneswar . KLF founded by Odisha Media Info Service Pvt Ltd & Odisha Diary Foundation on 2013. KLF to celebrate the creative spirit of India and commemorate the literary diversity it offers, bringing it in conversation with the best minds in the world of literature within and outside India.' Keats-Shelley House ​ Interesting information and you can visit the house virtually. Keats-Shelley Memorial Association ​ 'Founded in 1903, we maintain and support the Keats-Shelley House at 26 Piazza di Spagna, Rome, where the English poet John Keats died in 1821. As part of our ongoing commitment to poetry lovers, we publish the scholarly Keats-Shelley Review and run the annual Keats-Shelley and Young Romantic Writing Prizes to find the most promising poets and essayists from around the world.' ​ Kendal Poetry Festival ​ The festival began in 2016 and ran through to 2018 under the leadership of Kim Moore and Pauline Yarwood. It is due to run from the 23rd to 26th June in 2022. ​ Kent and Sussex Poetry Society 'The Kent & Sussex Poetry Society is a lively local group with a national reputation. We’ve been going for over 70 years in Tunbridge Wells but remain as friendly and supportive and open to newcomers as ever. Our monthly readings by well-known poets normally take place at a venue in Tunbridge Wells, but because of COVID-19 they are on-line for the time being.' ​ KR Online ​ Kenyon Review online. It includes a podcast Lambda Literary For over 30 years, Lambda Literary has championed LGBTQ books and authors. We believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published, and read. The Lambda Literature Awards given annually include individual poetry specific prizes. ​ Lancaster Literature Festival - Litfest Litfest is a volunteer board-run organisation operating in Lancaster and the surrounding areas. We put on a full festival programme every year, and we’re also involved in a whole host of other events and projects. In 2022 it runs from 8 to 20 March. ​ Lannan Foundation ​ 'Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities.' The website includes podcasts. Ledbury Poetry Festival ​ The 2022 festival will run from1st to 10th July. 'Ledbury Poetry Festival is the biggest, brightest, most superlatively international celebration of poetry and spoken word in the UK. Surrounded by woods, orchards and hills, poets from all over the world gather in this independent market town to perform, write, read and listen to poetry.' Leeds Poetry Festival ​ From 1st to 7th August in 2022. Plenty of live events and workshops to attend in person. Library of Congress : Poetry and Literature ​ 'The Library of Congress promotes poetry and literature year-round through our online and in-person programs, our honours and prizes, and our ambassadors.' ​ Lighthouse Writers Workshop ​ Courses available for writers based in Denver, which holds an annual LitFest - in 2022 this is from 10th to 19th June. Events are available online via Zoom. ​ Limerick Writer's Centre 'Founded in in 2008 to support and promote writers from or living in Limerick through readings, workshops and publishing activities. There are regular poetry and prose workshops plus screenwriting, memoir and life writing. Our flagship monthly literary gathering On The Nail takes place in Chez le Fab, Arthur’s Quay Park on the first Tuesday of every month.' Listowel Writers' Week - Literary Festival ​ Founded in 1970, with the first festival taking place in 1971, which aims to transform a beautiful Kerry heritage town into a literary universe. 'At the heart of our annual celebration is a commitment to developing and promoting writing talent where we showcase works through literary panel discussions, moderated talks, poetry readings, interviews, cultural tours, walks and more.' Literary Hub ​ 'Literary Hub is an organizing principle in the service of literary culture, a single, trusted, daily source for all the news of contemporary literary life. Each day—alongside original content and exclusive excerpts—Literary Hub is proud to showcase an editorial feature from one of its many partners from across the literary spectrum: publishers big and small, journals, bookstores, and non-profits.' Little Poetrywala ​ ' is an online poetry platform to inspire the new generation and budding poets, where they can submit and share their poems online. The website aims to provide a fun and an interactive online space where poets and beginners can share their poetry, connect with others and get inspired by reading poems.' Live Canon ​ For 14 years Live Canon have been publishing, performing, promoting, celebrating and sharing poetry. We publish anthologies, debuts and collections. Our ensemble perform poetry at theatres, festivals and events, and record poetry for radio, digital projects and interdisciplinary collaborations. Lyra Bristol Poetry Festival ( ​ 'Lyra is the annual Bristol Poetry Festival. Lyra is a festival which brings together local, national and international poets and speakers, representing Bristol as a centre of world class poetry. Our aim is to showcase poetry including poetry readings, slam competitions, poetry film screenings, poetic walking tours, digital media, discussion panels, open mics, lectures and more.' Lyrikline ​ 1491 poets, 13411 poems, 88 languages, 20979 translations. Online since 1999, 'Lyrikline is an international website for experiencing the diversity of contemporary poetry'.1491 poets Lucy Writers Platform ​ Lucy Writers is a website devoted to showcasing the work of women and non-binary writers and creatives. Lucy Cavendish is the Cambridge College for women students aged 21+, and a unique part of the University of Cambridge. Magma 78 Collaborations - Magma Poetry ​ 'For Magma 78, we invited poetic collaborations across disciplines and in response were delighted by multi-media poems of all varieties.' Here is their selection. MASSOLIT ​ 'MASSOLIT was created in order to give more people access to the knowledge and insight of the world's best academics.' When I looked there was 118 very interesting looking poetry courses available, though I did not fully investigate cost. McLellen Poetry Fringe - Arran Theatre and Arts Trust ​ 'New for 2022, we are pleased to announce a spring Poetry Fringe festival. This will run from Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May with a packed programme of readings and workshops' Moonstone Arts Center ​ 'Moonstone was founded in 1981, with the motto Education Through the Arts from Cradle to Grave. While literature is at the center of Moonstone’s programing, we believe that ART, in all its forms, is more than enrichment. The Arts Center produces about 100 programs, mostly poetry readings and publishes about 30 books a year.' ​ Moving Poems ​ 'Our main focus here is on videopoetry, “a genre of poetry displayed on a screen, distinguished by its time-based, poetic juxtaposition of text with images and sound,” as videopoetry pioneer Tom Konyves puts it . Other names for this genre include filmpoetry, poetry-film and cinepoetry, and animated poems form an important subset.' ​ Mslexia ​ 'Mslexia is an award-winning magazine supported by Arts Council England. Its mission is to help women express themselves and get their writing noticed: in print, online and in performance. Mslexia was granted charitable status in 2019 in recognition of its work to fulfil this mission.' The website is worth a visit in its own right. Munster Literature Centre ​ 'Founded in 1993, the Munster Literature Centre (Ionad Litríochta an Deiscirt) is a non-profit arts organisation dedicated to the promotion and celebration of literature, especially that of Munster. To this end, we organise festivals, workshops, readings and competitions. Our publishing section, Southword Editions, publishes a biannual journal, poetry collections and short stories.' ​ National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) 'NAWE's mission is to advocate for Creative Writing: enhancing knowledge and understanding of the subject and supporting writers and good practice in teaching and facilitation in all settings.' The National Poetry Library ​ The National Poetry Library is the largest public collection of modern poetry in the world. Founded by the Arts Council in 1953 and opened by poets T.S. Eliot and Herbert Read, we have been at the heart of the nation’s poetry community ever since. ​ Newcastle Centre For the Literary Arts ​ Hold many interesting poetry courses and events. Newcastle Poetry Festival In 2022 it will be held on 5-7 May in Newcastle upon Tyne including online. 'This year’s theme is EMERGENCY. Join us for exclusive readings by world-class poets, workshops with award-winning writers, performances from spoken word artists, open mic events, and the Emergency Poetry Summit where poets, publishers, producers and readers will come together.' ​ New Writing North 'New Writing North was established in 1996 to support writers in the north of England to fulfil their creative ambitions. We work with new writers and seek out talent across the North of England. We work to nurture the next generation of writers.' Northern Poetry Library ​ 'The Northern Poetry Library is the largest collection of post-World War II poetry in England outside London.' NoSweatShakespeare ​ Our mission is to help everyone understand Shakespeare’s language. I recommend the podcasts Nottingham Poetry Festival ​ I n 2022 this runs from May 6 to 15. 'Nottingham Poetry Festival shines a spotlight on the city’s thriving literary scene. For five years, the Festival has presented eclectic line-ups of nationally and locally acclaimed poets and performers.' Ó Bhéal - Fáilte go dtí Ó Bhéal Cork’s monthly poetry event features poetry films, a poetry writing challenge, featured guest poets and an open-mic. The website acts as the main organisational hub, offers podcasts from most Ó Bhéal nights and over 1,000 videos of individual poems read/performed at Ó Bhéal and at other festivals across Ireland. Over 1,300 podcasts can be heard at Ó Bhéal ​ Obsidian Foundation ​ Obsidian is a one week retreat for black poets of African descent selected by application who want to advance their writing practice led by five black acclaimed tutors. On Being ​ 'The On Being Project is an independent non-profit public life and media initiative with radio, podcasts, digital, poetry, and live event offerings. We pursue deep thinking and social courage, moral imagination and joy, to renew inner life, outer life, and life together.' Have a look at: Experience Poetry | The On Being Project ​ One Plum Poem 'Jenny Swann set up One Plum Poem in 2018 to explore the possibilities of poetry in podcasts, workshops and poetry cards. She is a workshop leader, publishing mentor and poetry consultant, and a trustee of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature.' ​ ​ The French website for OuLiPo poetry. (You can use Google translate, though! ) French speaking writers who seek to create works using constrained writing techniques. Overhear ( ​ 'Creating a global community of poets and writers passionate about local space, location and place.' Clever idea where a poetry event can pin poems to a location which you can then find with the app. ​ Oxford Brookes University - Poetry Centre ​ 'The Centre is dedicated to creating research into poetry, encouraging the reading and writing of poetry within Oxford and beyond.' I recommend their Weekly poem - Oxford Brookes University. ​ Palm Beach Poetry Festival ​ The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the writing, reading, performance, and appreciation of poetry – by presenting an annual festival and other poetry events in Palm Beach County – featuring America’s finest poets. The next festival January 10th - 15th 2022 will be virtual. Penny's poetry pages Wiki | Fandom ​ 'Welcome to Penny's Poetry Pages, your one-stop resource for poetry and poetry information. "About poetry " gives you information about reading, studying, and writing poetry. "About poets " tells you about poets, poetry groups and schools, and the art's history. "About poems" gives you selected good and great poems to read.' Seems to have not been updated since 2015. Penteract Podcast ​ A new podcast added monthly. There were 29 for me to catch up on when I last looked. They are publisher of Constrained, Formal, and Visual Poetry. ​ PennSound ​ PennSound is an ongoing project, committed to producing new audio recordings and preserving existing audio archives. See here for podcasts. Penzance Literary Festival ​ 6th to 9th July 2022 are the dates for the next Penzance LitFest. Places of Poetry ​ The site was open for writers to pin their poems to places in 2019. Now it remains available for readers, to explore the map and read the poems. The project was led by poet Paul Farley and the academic Andrew McRae , and is fascinating to explore. Poem Brut ​ 'Poem Brut celebrates artistic creative writing and its relationship with neurobiology - embracing text and colour, space and time, handwriting, composition, abstraction, illustration, sound, mess and motion - affirming the possibilities of the page, the pen, the process, the performance and the voice in a computer age.' ​ Poemhunter ​ 'In the Poemhunter archive, esides the works of classical poets, there are also poems of amateur poets from all over the world. Any poet can create an account and share their poems here. Poets can also follow and message each other, and rate and comment on poets and poems. Right now, there are 400 thousand poets and 2 million poems in the Poemhunter archive..' Poems From My Heart ​ 'I am a British Indian girl exploring difficult topics through poetry: miscarriage, body image, motherhood, abuse, feminism, living in the South Asian diaspora and more.' PoemTalk - Jacket2 Podcasts ​ Jacket2 offers commentary on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics. We publish articles, reviews, interviews, discussions and collaborative responses, archival documents, podcasts, and descriptions of poetry symposia and projects. The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed BBC Radio 4 series back for its second series. ​ Poetry Analysis ​ Explore all things Poetry. Any Poem. Any Poet. Any Term. ​ Poetry and Writers ​ 'Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers. Our mission? To foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.' Poetry By Heart ​ ' Choose a poem. Learn it by heart. Perform it out loud.' Simple! Poetry Daily ( ​ Founded in 1997, Poetry Daily is a non-profit daily anthology of contemporary poetry. Our editors read journals and books of poems first published from the widest range of sources we can find, from across the US and the world. Each day we present one of those poems to you. Poetry Archive ​ '519 Poets to explore 2194 Poems free to enjoy 8076 Poems available to members.' ​ The Poetry Business ​ We publish books, pamphlets, audio and eBooks as smith|doorstop ; edit a literary magazine; and run Writing Days, masterclasses, residential courses, and a Writing School for published poets. We also run the annual Book & Pamphlet Competition. ​ PB Online - The Poetry Business 'A new Digital Poet-in-Residence will occupy the Poets Room each month, posting exciting and inspiring material including blog posts, audio downloads, interviews with poets, suggested reading and downloadable writing prompts. ' ​ Poetry Extra - On BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Sounds ​ Hosted by Daljit Nagra, this weekly programme picks poetry highlights from the BBC archive. The most recent 4 or 5 programmes are usually available, too. ​ Poetry Film Live ​ Poetry Film Live: a new way with poetry is a UK based webzine which publishes poetry film, performances, readings, essays and reviews. It is also the platform for Elephant’s Footprint online poetry film training. Poetry For Social Justice – Part of Reading Amnesty International Group ​ 'The Finale to our Poetry for Social Justice competition is a two hour extravaganza of readings and discussions from our winners, numerous performers as well as from our wonderful Judges. The event will take place on 27th May 2021 from 6 – 8pm virtually.' Poetry Foundation ​ 'The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.' Established in 2003, it is one of the very best poetry sites on the internet. See Poetry Foundation Podcasts ​ ​ Poetry in Aldeburgh ​ 'We are 'Poetry In Aldeburgh', a not-for-profit organisation that aims to build on and continue the heritage of poetry and over 40 years of poetry festivals on the Suffolk Coast. Our first festival was in November 2016 and we hold them annually. We also work with local and national organisations in the arts & literary fields to support poetry in our area.' The site has podcasts of previous Festivals. ​ Poetry Ireland also see Opportunities for poets and writers 'Poetry Ireland connects poetry and people. We are committed to achieving excellence in the reading, writing and performance of poetry throughout the island of Ireland.' Poetry International - p! ​ 'Poetry International was born out of the Poetry International Festival, which has been bringing the absolute best international poets to appreciative Rotterdam crowds since 1970. ' It has been online since 2002 and features over a thousand poets. ​ The Poetry Kit ​ Excellent resource for competitions, regular poetry groups, poetry magazines and more. Poetry Live ​ Many major poets offer events to support with poetry for GCSEs Poetry Non-Stop ​ Poetry Non-Stop is a podcast featuring leading contemporary poets in conversation. In each episode a guest poet discusses their work with presenter Patrick Widdess and reads some of their poems. Anyone interested in writing poetry is sure to be inspired by these conversations and each poet offers a prompt or writing exercise to help listeners generate new ideas for poems. ​ Poetry Nook ​ 'Plum White Press is a literary publisher focused on poetry. Works published include The Poetry Nook Anthology, The Poetry Nook Journal, The dVerse Anthology, and poetry collections by Martin Elster, M V Fabiyas, Emanuel Kane, and Frank Watson. Plum White Press also operates PoetryNook.Com and free weekly poetry contests that attract participants from around the world.' Poetry Out Loud (U.S.) ​ 'Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, and the state and jurisdictional arts agencies.' Poetry People 'Poetry People is a Community Interest Company established in 2017 by co-directors Dean Parkin and Naomi Jaffa, with support from Michael Laskey and Jeni Smith. Poetry People brings poetry to people and people to poetry, often for the first time. Projects reach out to the wider community through competitions, poem posters, workshops and live events.' (Based in Suffolk, UK.) The Poetry Place – West Wilts Radio ​ 'The Poetry Place is a monthly poetry magazine programme bringing you news, views, readings and interviews from today’s poetry community, both locally and further afield. Presented by Dawn Gorman and Peter O’Grady. There's a new episdode on the last Sunday of every month, with repeats from the archive on the other Sundays of the month.' Poetry Please - On BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds ​ Hosted by Roger McGough or guest poets. This long running series has poems chosen by people who write in and the guest poet. Currently between seasons, though the site has a few highlights. The Poetry Project 'Since 1966, The Poetry Project has expanded access to literature, education, and opportunities for sharing one's creative work . We do this work through a combination of live readings, performances, lectures, events, and workshops, in addition to literary and critical publications and an emerging writers program. The Poetry Project is based at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery.' ​ Poetry School ​ 'Join us in reading, writing, editing and translating poetry, in year-long courses, short courses, workshops, one-day sessions, seminars, tutorials and every variety of learning in between – in our classrooms, off site and online.' Poetry Screen Group ​ Facebook group, which aims to inspire and showcase innovative video poetry from young artists. The Poetry Society also see The PoetrySociety Instagram Channel 'The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has more than 5,000 members worldwide and publishes The Poetry Review , which has been published since 1912.' Another of the internet's great poetry websites. ​ Poetry Society Stanzas – The Poetry Society ​ Stanzas are groups run voluntarily by Poetry Society members, and take a variety of forms. Some Stanzas meet to give feedback on each other’s poems in progress, some are poetry reading groups, some run impromptu open mic sessions. A lot meet locally – some online. Joining an existing Stanza or setting up a new one are great ways to meet like-minded poetry lovers and to develop your own poetry communities. ​ - Online Poetry Community and Resource ​ 'PoetrySoup is a worldwide poetry community and poem resource. Join our online community of poets, submit poems , and use our free educational poetry resources and tools. Read and share all types of poems organized by theme.' ​ Poetry Super Highway ​ 'The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible. Read poems, submit your poetry for publication, enter our annual poetry contest and peruse our directory of thousands of poetry and writing websites.' Poetry Teighmouth ​ 'To bring live poetry to Teignmouth and entice poets and potential poets to participate and to develop their skills.' ​ Poet's Corner - InDaily ​ For 15 years John Miles has chosen a poem for the In-Daily in Adelaide, Australia Poets Directory ​ Does much of what this site does only much better. For poetry videos see: Video Poet Seers ​ 'Poet Seers is a collection of spiritual and illumining poetry by poets from around the world. On this site we hope to share a diverse range of uplifting and inspirational poetry. We currently have over 150 poets including Shakespeare, Rumi, Hafiz, Sri Aurobindo, Sri Chinmoy, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, John Keats. The site is developed by members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre.' ​ Poets in a Lens, by David M James ​ 'In July my father, David M James died, at the age of 85. He left behind a huge collection of photographs and papers, and it was out of dealing with this large collection that I came to see my upbringing in a new light...' Jeremy James, November 2008. ​ ' is produced by the Academy of American Poets. The site was launched in 1996, becoming the original online resource for poems, poets' biographies, essays about poetry, and resources for K-12 teachers.' It is a huge resource of poems, poets and poetry. ​ Poezi Shqip ​ 'With over 150 authors and more than 2000 poetries, is the largest Albanian and most vibrant poetry community. Our community is built on the belief that poetry is a powerful form of creative self expression and that each person deserves to share their own personal message with the world. At everyone can share their best poems.' (Albanian language site.) Professor of Poetry - Faculty of English ( ​ The current Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford is Professor Alice Oswald. She will be giving one lecture each term for the four years of her tenure. They can be seen / heard here, as can the previous lectures by Prof. Simon Armitage and Sir Geoffrey Hill. ​ Puzzle Poets ​ 'Puzzle Hall Poets is one of West Yorkshire’s longest running monthly spoken word events. We meet every first Monday each month (Bank Holidays - the second of each month). Entry is completely free and we have a featured guest as well as a welcoming and varied open mic. We meet at the Navigation Inn, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.' Quotidian - see website at Word on the Street Limited ​ 'We want to create the opportunity to encounter poetry in surprising ways and unexpected places.' The Reader ​ 'Today, many of us don’t have the time, concentration or inclination to read. Yet at the same time, we’re experiencing an epidemic of mental ill health, stress and depression, and despite technological advances, many of us feel disconnected from each other. We believe that literature’s unique power has the potential to connect individuals, help us feel better and to rebuild lost social bonds.' ​ Rebecca Swift Foundation ​ Home of the Women's Poet's Prize and Women Poets' Network Red River: Listening To A Polluted River ​ An 18 month research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council led by Dr John Wedgwood Clarke of the University of Exeter. It will explore how creative writing can transform our relationship to a polluted, post-industrial river. ​ Representative Poetry Online - RPO ​ 'Representative Poetry Online, version 3.0, includes 4,700 English poems by 723 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today. It is based on Representative Poetry, established by Professor W. J. Alexander of University College, University of Toronto, in 1912 (one of the first books published by the University of Toronto Press).' ​ The Royal Literary Fund ( ​ 'A benevolent fund for professional published authors; it is funded exclusively by bequests and donations from writers and others who wish to help writers. We give help to writers in many different situations where personal or professional setbacks have resulted in loss of income. We also provide pensions for older writers who have seen their earnings decrease.' RTÉ Radio One Poetry Programme ​ A half hour programme on at 7.30 pm on a Sunday (Republic of Ireland time) and available at the website for a month after broadcast. The presenter is Olivia O’Leary. ​ RTÉ Podcasts - Poetry File ​ 'Leading Irish poets read their own work. In association with Poetry Ireland, broadcast on Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive, Saturday (4-7pm) and Sunday (4-6pm) on RTÉ Lyric FM.' 90 poems read by their authors were available when I last looked. Ruth Awad Poetry Picks 'It is not my aim to name the spark that makes a poem a poem, but I can show you what is wild and wandering and wondering. I hope when you read these poems, your curiosity ignites. I hope they make you look up at the world around you and seek out its tenderness.' This appears on the website for the Southern Indiana Review. ​ Sabotage Reviews ​ 'Sabotage Reviews was founded in 2010 by Claire Trévien to provide dynamic commentary and reviews of small-scale and ephemeral literature that might not otherwise receive such critical and public attention. The focus is on independent, small-budget literature; poetry pamphlets, short stories and live performance (particularly open mic events and spoken word shows).' ​ ​ Scottish Book Trust ​ 'We are a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives.' ​ Scottish Poetry Library ​ 'Search from over 3,000 selected poems on this site or explore our full collection in our online catalogue.' Scottish Writers Centre ​ I recommend their podcasts. ​ Seamus Heaney Centre - Queen's University Belfast 'The Seamus Heaney Centre is a focal point for creativity in Ireland and is recognised as an international centre of creative and research excellence in the field of literature. Attached to the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s, it is based on University Street, by Queen’s iconic Lanyon Building.' The website includes a magazine and podcasts. ​ Second Light Live ​ 'Second Light is a network of women poets, aged 40 and upwards (but see Associate Membership), who are published or beginning to get published and who are serious about developing their work. The network was founded by Dilys Wood in 1994. We aim to promote the work of all women poets, and to develop and promote the work of members, through publications, readings, one-day courses, residential workshops and festivals.' ​ Sentinel Poetry Movement ​ 'The popular home of World poetry, fiction, drama, interviews, reviews, essays and writing competitions.' ​ The Shakespeare Study Guide ​ 'Summaries and Analyses of Every Shakespeare Work | Essays, Glossaries, Quotations, Annotated Texts. A Free Resource for Students and Teachers Posted by Michael J. Cummings Recommended as a Shakespeare Resource by The New York Times and the British Library.' She Grrrowls ​ Feminist arts night based in London @poetrycafelondon hosted by @carminamasoliver . ​ SkyLines festival of poetry and spoken word, Coventry ​ 'A new festival for Coventry: 15-17 July 2022. Join us for three glorious days in July as the city of Coventry plays host to a celebration of poetry and spoken word. With household names, established writers, new poets, workshops and poetry walks, words and performance will fill the streets of the current UK City of Culture. The programme is now live.' The Slowdown Show 'Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.' Small Press Distribution ( ​ 'In an increasingly corporatized book industry, Small Press Distribution (SPD) brings readers independently published literature, emphasizing small press values. We connect underrepresented literary communities to the marketplace and to each other via book distribution, events, and public advocacy. SPD’s nearly 400 presses publish a full diversity of writers.' ​ Southwark Park Galleries - A Fine Day for Seeing ​ ‘A Fine Day for Seeing’ takes its title from the New York School poet and curator Frank O’Hara, who bridged literary and artistic worlds in the late 1950s. In this spirit of collaboration between word and image, the exhibition presents ten pairs of internationally acclaimed contemporary poets and artists who have been invited to work together in dialogue. ( 28 July to 29 August 2021) Speak the Word Events - Eventbrite or Speak the Word poetry workshop | Linktree 'Free weekly online poetry group that PJ Samuels and nudi co-run. We have free-access writing and peer review workshops, and open mics. We're welcoming, queer-led, and queer and trans-affirming. The sessions are popular but low-key, relaxed, run as a safer space, and close-captioned and working towards better accessibility.' ​ Split This Rock ​ 'It calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination.' Also see Poetry Database - Split This Rock Spoken, Not Stirred — Studio 3 Arts ​ Studio 3 Arts’ monthly open mic based in Barking, hosted by our poet-in-residence Dauda Ladejobi. Past nights available as podcasts. Presently still available to attend by Zoom, also. Spoke (spoke poetry hub) ​ 'We host poetry and spoken word events throughout the year, some in keeping with national and local literary festivals.' StAnza - Scotland's International Poetry Festival ​ 'StAnza is Scotland’s annual international poetry festival, bringing poetry to Scottish audiences and worldwide. Since the festival was founded1998, StAnza has gained a truly international reputation. In 2021 our achievements were recognised when we won the Saboteur Award for Best Literary Festival in the UK. Next year’s festival will be our 25th anniversary!' Stay-At-Home! Literary Festival ​ The Stay-at-Home! Festival is a celebration of books and writing, preventing loneliness and championing connectivity and community. It initially ran from 26th April -9 May 2021. St Mungo's Mirror Ball ​ 'Our aims are to support the development of poetry and poets in Glasgow and to raise the profile of poetry in Glasgow and Glasgow poetry.' Strokestown International Poetry Festival ( ​ The Strokestown International Poetry Festival was founded in 1999. It takes place annually on the first weekend of May, in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. ​ TOAST poetry ​ TOAST makes live poetry events and workshops with the best poets in the UK. Founded in 2016, we find the strongest voices in poetry and support their careers. Based in Norwich, our goal is to make entertaining, engaging events that bring new audiences and new poets together. ​ Towards A World Unknown ​ Towards a World Unknown is OCR’s poetry anthology. There are three themed poetry clusters to choose from in the anthology, each comprising 15 literary heritage and modern poems as well as poems from around the world. The poems have been carefully selected to provide a balanced and diverse collection for study. ​ Tumblewords Project ​ A grassroots, not-for-profit weekly series of free writing workshops founded in 1995 with seed money from the New Mexico Arts Division. We currently meet Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Mountain Standard Time via ZOOM (meeting room url TBA week of workshop) —Donna J. Snyder, Founder ​ Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival ​ '...burst forth like water from a chalybeate spring in June 2018. Combining a wide variety of reading events and workshops from local and not-so-local writers, the event proved popular with poets and public alike. Originally conceived and ministered by Sarah Miles of Paperswans Press the baton was passed to the current committee in 2020, only for their plans to be scuppered by Covid-19 and lockdown.' There is a plan for a 20022 festival. UbuWeb - Visual Poetry ​ Began as an online repository for visual poetry scanned from aging anthologies and re-imagined as back-lit transmissions from a potential future. As it has progressed, visual poetry has waned in favour of an reconnoitring of diverse avant-gardes. ​ University of Leeds Poetry Centre ​ The Poetry Centre brings together our strength and heritage in creative writing, fostering a unique environment for research, teaching and public engagement. Our varied activities share a common goal of celebrating and facilitating excellence in poetry, both within and outside of the University. The Verb - on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Sounds ​ So many great programmes always available, and a new one every week. Hosted by Ian McMillan. ​ Ver Poets ​ 'Ver Poets was founded in 1966 by May Badman. ‘Ver’ refers to the river flowing through St Albans, where the group meets. The group has a local, national and international membership. Current President, John Mole, is a well-known poet. John is currently Poet in Residence for the City of London, critic and jazz clarinettist.' ​ VerseFirst ​ VerseFirst productions is a media project, dedicated to creating media enhancing and celebrating the written word. Verse Ottawa ​ One of VERSe Ottawa’s main activities is to stage VERSeFest, Ottawa’s annual International Festival of Poetry. VERSe Ottawa’s other major activity is to administer the City of Ottawa’s new Poet Laureate Program. See Videos of Past Events for 2021 VERSeFest events. Verve Poetry Festival | 15-19 Feb 2023 'From an idea floated on Twitter to a whirlwind force in the poetry world, Verve Poetry Festival (and our sister press) are proud to be a home for brilliant poets and lovers. The four day festival in Birmingham city centre, now getting ready for year four, welcomes award-winning poets from the Midlands, the UK and the world.' For open mic events see Verve Poetry Festival Events | Eventbrite ​ 'A site devoted to the many types of classical Japanese poetry. This site started life as the Japan 2001 Waka, as part of the Japan 2001 Festival marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Great Britain. I continued translating and adding poems, including some complete collections, with the result that there are now 6000 translated poems here' Wells Festival of Literature ​ 'Set up in 1992 to promote the love of books and of reading throughout the community. In 2002 we expanded to a week; we now operate over nine days every October and will celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2022. Our Festival takes place in Cedars Hall, a state-of-the-art performance venue situated in the grounds of Wells Cathedral School.' Winchester Poetry Festival ​ The next festival takes place in October. Words Lightly Spoken ​ A new podcast of poetry from Ireland - Poetry Ireland. Over 120 available. Word of Mouth - BBC Radio 4 ​ Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them with presenter Michael Rosen ​ Wordsworth Grasmere 'The Wordsworth Trust has been keeping Wordsworth’s memory alive at Dove Cottage since it was created for this purpose in 1890. We are still an independent charity, and our activities today include putting on exhibitions, talks and other events, introducing children to poetry, and leading activities in local communities.' Worth a visit in Grasmere, and worth a visit online. ​ Write Better Poetry ​ 'Are you passionate about writing poetry? This is where you’ll find poetry prompts, solid tips on writing poetry, interviews with poets, and blog posts highlighting various poetic forms. Sit back, relax, and learn more about the craft of poetry!' (Their words not mine btw, I have only visited the site.) Writers' Kingston ​ 'Writers’ Kingston is Kingston University's literary cultural institute dedicated to creative writing in all its forms, with an annual programme of events from talks to workshops and festivals.' Write Out Loud ​ 'Write Out Loud is a national (indeed, international) hub for participation in poetry, encouraging everyone who writes poetry – from still-too-nervous-to-do-open-mic to Nobel Prize winner – to share their words with others. The Write Out Loud website has been around since 2005. It's unique in what it brings together, and what it offers to our members. ​ The site for the Irish 'Writing' magazine, has poetry resourses. The Writing Squad ​ 'The Writing Squad provides workshops, 1-1 support and investment for young writers. Our free 2 year programme is for w'riters aged 16-21 who live, work or study in the North of England.' York Literature Festival ​ The Festival began in 2007. 'The Festival prides itself on having a diverse range of events including talks, lectures, panels, debates, performances, storytelling pieces and workshops. It features both fiction (literary, contemporary and genre-based), non-fiction and poetry.' The 2022 Festival will run from 18 to 27 March. Young Poets Network ​ Young Poets Network is The Poetry Society’ s online platform for young poets up to the age of 25. Here you’ll find features about poets and poetry, challenges and competitions to inspire your own writing, new writing from young poets, and advice and guidance from the rising and established stars of the poetry scene. ​ ​ 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. ​

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  • 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 ( ​ ​ 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 (

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