Poetry Library news

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Chroma joins poetry magazines website! 28-Feb-08

Three issues of Chroma are now live on the poetry magazines website.

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Seventh Quarry joins poetry magazines website! 15-Jan-08

Three issues of The Seventh Quarry are now live on the poetry magazines website.

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Time Out Article on The Poetry Library 07-Jan-08

Wednesday, Jan 2-8, 2008 Time Out have included an article on The Poetry Library.

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Poetry Library closure: 14-20 January 2008 14-Dec-07

Between the 14th and 20th of January 2008, the Poetry Library will unfortunately be closed. We will be operating a full a service as possible during this time. Library services will be available on Level 1 of the Royal Festival Hall - at Spirit Level.

Poetry appreciation

Opening hours over Christmas and New Year 06-Dec-07

Please note that the Poetry Library will be closed on the following days: 25 December 2007, 26 December 2007, 1 January 2008

Poetry appreciation

The Poetry Library among the Great Libraries 16-Mar-07

A Radio 4 program about the Poetry Library, called 'The Great Libraries', will be aired this Sunday (18th of March 2007) at 16.30 and repeated on Saturday 24th March at 23.30. Joan Bakewell talks to Jude Kelly, Miriam Valencia, Dean Farrow and Simon Smith about gems from the collection and about the future of the Library on the Southbank.

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Second Aeon Breathes Again! 20-Dec-06

Issues 19-21 of Peter Finch's Second Aeon magazine are now available on the Poetry Magazines' website

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Latest Issues Online 01-Dec-06

The latest issues of Iota and The Frogmore Papers are now live on the poetry magazines' site

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Equinox online 17-Nov-06

Three issues of the poetry journal Equinox are now available on the Poetry Magazines' website

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Poems for the Poetry Lounge 31-Oct-06

As well as suggestions of the poem that had really inspired them, visitors to the Poetry Lounge also offered drawings and their own poems.

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More Presiding Spirits! 31-Oct-06

Another installment of the poem choices of visitors to the Poetry Lounge!

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What's Your Presiding Spirit? 25-Oct-06

The Presiding Spirits project is part of Poetry International 2005. Seventeen of the poets reading in the festival have chosen another poet, whom they feel to be an influence, an inspiration or a presence in their work. We asked visitors to the Poetry Lounge in the Queen Elizabeth Hall to give us their 'presiding spirits'. Click on the link to find out about their choices.

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Brittle Star joins the archive 25-Oct-06

Issues 9, 10 and 11 of Brittle Star are now available on the Poetry Magazines' website

The Poetry Library comes to Spread the Word 10-Oct-06

Spread the Word, the organisation for London's writers, is hosting a collection of the Poetry Library's books as part of their new 'Refuge' for London's writers. To read more about the writers' refuge, click on the above link.

Poetry appreciation

Publicise Your Poetry Groups and Workshops 31-Aug-06

The Poetry Library is currently updating its lists of poetry groups and workshops to be added to the website and sent out to people on request. This is a great opportunity to let people know about your group.

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More Free Issues Now Live 31-Aug-06

Issue 26 and 27 of The Interpreter's House and issue 67 of The Frogmore Papers are now live on the Poetry Magazines' site

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Dream Catcher 15 Now Live 18-Aug-06

Issue 15 of Dream Catcher is now available to read on the Poetry Magazines' site.


These hands... 04-Jul-06

A new addition to our website describes a project run by the Poetry Library working with two local schools, the Centre for Literacy in Education and Lambeth CLC.

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5 New Issues of Magma Online! 11-Apr-06

Issues 23-28 of Magma are now available to read on the poetry magazines' website.

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New issue of Blithe Spirit on Poetry Magazines site 19-Jan-06

Issue 15/3 of Blithe Spirit, the magazine of The British Haiku Society, is now available to read on

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