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The Poetry Library is the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain. We are the major library for modern and contemporary poetry and are funded by the Arts Council England.
28-Nov-15 Explore locations that inspired Keats, including the Vale of Health, Well Walk and Hampstead Heath. » Read more
Ashraf Fayadh, the Palestinian poet and artist, is facing execution in Saudi Arabia. » Read more
28-Nov-15 We will capture our favourite, cringeworthy and worst memories. » Read more
McMillan is the first poet to win the £10,000 prize. » Read more
28-Nov-15 Talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits. » Read more
Find out when we're open over the festive period. » Read more
28-Nov-15 Write your own poem with two poets from the Emma Press. » Read more
The shortlist for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets has been announced. » Read more
28-Nov-15 Maitreyabandhu launches his new collection Yarn at the West London Buddhist Centre, Bayswater.
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A new generation of poets are becoming best-sellers through their use of social media. » Read more
29-Nov-15 Karen McCarthy Woolf and Stephanie Turner » Read more
29-Nov-15 Write & Shine creative writing workshops embrace the inspirational power of the morning.
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30-Nov-15 Poets and experts in language, philosophy and science come together to shed light on the concept of naturalness. » Read more
01-Dec-15 Poetry and Songs of the Middle East with Ruth Padel reading from Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth. » Read more
01-Dec-15 Book launch for Alexander Velky's Has Doubts Volume Two: Rhymes for all times. » Read more
01-Dec-15 A multi-cultural event featuring Ruth Padel + arabic and hebrew poetry in translation + music from Crete » Read more
02-Dec-15 Happiness, typewriters and the ethics of plagiarism are just three of the subjects under the spotlight... » Read more
02-Dec-15 Three Poets, Three Translators - Three Ways of Making a Point in Protest. » Read more
03-Dec-15 Bards Without Borders- migrant and refugee poets respond to Shakespeare with the Tongue Fu jazz band! » Read more
04-Dec-15 Book Launch for new collection of poetry by Tony Lucas, published by Stairwell Books » Read more
05-Dec-15 Sixty sponsored poets read for eight minutes each in relay for charity. » Read more
06-Dec-15 Our Poet in Residence is back with a show for families with children aged 3-11. » Read more
07-Dec-15 Over two consecutive weeks we'll be discussing the ten books shortlisted for this year's T S Eliot Prize. » Read more
08-Dec-15 Poetry Appreciation group meeting to share published poems at the Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley, twice monthly (Tuesdays). » Read more
08-Dec-15 Readings from Kayo Chingonyi, Ethel Dhlamini-Maqeda and Martin Malone. » Read more
09-Dec-15 Word Jaminn: open mic hosted by Tony Curry. With special guest, the multi-award winning Jackie Hagan. » Read more
12-Dec-15 Get into the jolly spirit of Christmas early with a rich variety of festive poems. » Read more
12-Dec-15 Talk poetry, write poetry, share poetry, eat biscuits... » Read more
The current, "live" magazines stocked at The Poetry Library and online.
Have a look at the current U.K. imprints that publish poetry.
"We can not compete but perhaps we meet somewhere." Red Rose
...that I should know she was not this, not this.