Almàssera Vella , Carrer de la Mare de Deu del Miracle 56, Relleu 03578, Alicante SPAIN, x34 966 856003. Poetry Courses and Retreats in the Marina Baja SPAIN.
aliceworeareddress - personal web-site of Anne Rees; "poems (that) draw pictures of a densely populated urban area in northeast London, which is a network of dozens of different ethnic and religious communities, coexisting as well or as badly as they can." (from Alice Wore a Red Dress web-site).
The Argotist Online is a poetry website that has a range of articles, interviews and features about poets and poetry. It also publishes poetry, fiction and literary criticism ebooks. Since the late 2000s, it has been running an ongoing series of interviews with singer-songwriters about the relationship between poetry and song.
Ariadne's thread - " ... is a literary print magazine providing 64 pages of carefully selected poetry, short fiction and articles/essays. We seek in what we publish the moment of inner silence caused by words laid out with care and passion; the imperceptible change brought upon us through meaningful expression and the fulfilment of experiencing someone else’s words for what we mean." (editor Armando Halpern)
Askaboutwriting.net is a news and resource site for writers of all abilities everywhere. It updates on Saturdays. A free update notice is emailed on Mondays.
Australian Reader "Welcome to AustralianReader.com - new release fiction and nonfiction literature, poetry and scripts by Australian authors." (Australian Reader web-site)
The BeZine fosters understanding through a shared love of the arts and humanities and all things spirited; seeks to make a contribution toward personal healing and deference for the diverse ways people try to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of a world in which illness, violence, despair, loneliness and death are as prevalent as hope, friendship, reason and birth. Submissions to Jamie Dedes firstname.lastname@example.org Actively supports peace, environmental sustainability and social justice.
Black Cat Poems - A diverse collection of classic and contemporary poetry from around the world; easily browse thousands of poems by poet or subject; featured poets include Walt Whitman, Arthur Rimbaud, Li Bai, and William Blake, as well as many emerging writers. (Walter Wykes, Black Cat Poems) (note: several poetry p f members are represented on the site, ed)
Brittle Star - in the firmament of new writing, Brittle Star shines with talend... (Brittle Star web-site)
Carcanet - Now in its fourth decade, Carcanet Press provides the most comprehensive and diverse lists of modern and classic poetry in English and in translation. Carcanet Press also publishes a range of inventive fiction, lives and letters and literary criticism. (from the Carcanet web-site)
Château Life offers a range of residential writing courses and poetry workshops in wonderful Mediterranean locations. Our choice of courses is growing - tutors include Pascale Petit, Sean O’Brien, Tamar Yoseloff and Jo Bell. Expect a week of dedicated work…but also fun and laughter! Our courses are generally suitable for all levels. Accommodation & all meals included.
Chipmunka - "Chipmunkapublishing is the world's first Mental Health Publisher. Our books are changing the way the world thinks about mental health. We are the essence of Mind, Body and Soul publishing. 95% of our titles are written by people with mental health issues. Other titles include anthologies, carers' stories and academic texts." (Chipmunkapublishing web-site).
Cliff Forshaw is a painter as well as a poet who, after a fairly peripatetic life, has found himself living in Hull. His website features galleries of painting projects, including a series of large cityscapes focussing on Hull during and since its year as City of Culture, surreal reflections on Philip Larkin’s mythic status, and life-studies. There are also poems, translations and a blog, all of which, in one way or another, connect the present with the past, here with elsewhere, England with the larger world. http://www.cliff-forshaw.co.uk/
ComedyVerse: Anthony Fairweather is a performance poet who comes with speech impediment supplied as standard, and looking at the recordings on his website will show you how. His poems are fast-paced, rhyming, rhythmical, satirical and nonsensical (in various combinations). “His shafts of vitriol strike home on matters that certainly resonate with this reviewer and probably with most thinking people” (Arthur Duncan, Remotegoat.com).
Delayed Reactions - Joanna Ezekiel's blog, includes a 'Poetry Snapshot' featured poet every fortnight, focusing on new and emerging poets.
Desperado Literature - an image of contemporary literature (from Desperado Literature web-site).
Dodo Modern Poets Presents regular performances of new and established poets at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden and other venues. Founded in 1986 by Patric Cunnane.
East Finchley Poetry Writing Workshops (established 1990) - A passion for poetry? Come along - Saturdays, 10am - 1pm (monthly) £20. Tutor: Dennis Evans *. E-mail or Tel: 0208 346 9528. Poetry Writing workshops designed to encourage and celebrate each person's creativity. The workshops provide the opportunity to experiment with a wide variety of forms in a supportive and constructive atmosphere. Suitable for those already writing and those who have a desire to write. *Poetry collections: Earth Anchor, Bubbles for Peach, The right time & Paper in the wind.
Enfield Arts Partnership "We offer free advice and training to anyone intrested in the creative sector. Our services also supports links to training and opportunities throughout the Borough." (from Enfield Arts Partnership web-site)
eyewear - Todd Swift's popular blog: "ACultural Review based in London chiefly concerned with Film, Music & Poetry"
Flarestack Publishing Flarestack have been publishing grass-roots poetry pamphlets since 1995, and have a growing reputation for strong poetry collections in a no-frills A5 stapled format but with bags of style. On site: look at back issues of Obsessed With Pipework, see how Flarestack and OWP started (and where those names came from), get tips on how to submit your own poems for magazine publication... and much more (Flarestack web-site)
Frogmore Press - Frogmore Press, founded in 1983, now has an established reputation for publishing new, neglected, and established writers, either in individual collections or their bi-annual magazine, The Frogmore Papers. They also run two annual writing competitions: The Frogmore Poetry Prize and the Frogmore Short Shorts competition for short short-stories.
Grey Hen Press - Grey Hen is a new small independent press based in West Yorkshire, which aims to publish work by older women. Publications will include poetry pamphlets, anthologies, short fiction, personal history and heritage.
HappenStance - primarily a pamphlet imprint, one of the few to take unsolicited submissions, and publisher of Sphinx, a magazine featuring news, views and articles about independent poetry publishing. Originated and independently run by Helena Nelson. Essential reading for anyone who wants to get their poetry published
Hearing Eye - " is a small independent press established in 1987. One of our distinctive features is that we have kept all our books in print, a policy now abandoned by most publishing houses. We also work very closely with the individual authors in both the production and the presentation of their work." (Hearing Eye web-site)
Inkitt Writing contests - "An exhaustive directory of the best free and paid around the world. Discover competitions in every genre..." and (requires sign-up) Inkitt - " is the world's first reader-powered book publisher. Read, write and fall in love with books before they go mainstream."
Iota - quarterly magazine. Poetry and reviews.
Joy of Six - UK poetry ensemble, "Our dazzling show has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic" (Joy of Six web-site)
Katherine Gallagher - is a widely-published Australian poet resident in London. She runs workshop events and details are given on the site.
Kent & Sussex Poetry Society - "We've been going for an incredible 63 years in Tunbridge Wells but remain as friendly and supportive and open to newcomers as ever." Readings, workshops, annual retreat, open poetry competition, folio poetry competition (members only) and "unforgettable Christmas parties"... Twitter: @kentSusXPoetry.
Kudos - Everybody always remembers that amazing moment they actually won a prize...Every issue, around 200 competitions – some with free entry; at least 50 for poetry, around 40 for short stories. Plus collections, anthologies, playwriting, non fiction, books etc, home and abroad. Details of around £250,000 in prize money. See their web-site for subscription details and a free sample back issue of Kudos, emailed as a pdf file.
Light is America's longest-running journal of humorous verse. Founded by John Mella in 1992 under the name Light Quarterly, it moved online in 2013. Its current editors are delighted to continue Mella's mission to “restore humor, clarity, and pleasure to the reading of poems” by publishing some of the wittiest poets around. https://lightpoetrymagazine.com/
Lighthouse - ublished three times a year, Lighthouse is a literary journal dedicated to publishing the work of emerging UK-based poets and short fiction writers, specifically those who are yet to publish a second full collection. Submissions from illustrators are also very much welcome.
LikeStarlings - Likestarlings is a place for talking in poems. Paired poets write poems back and forth in sequence, published as they are written. Mainly commission-based at the moment, but editors happy to hear from interested poets.
Literature North East - "A comprehensive review of poetry activity in what must be the most vigorous, exciting and productive part of the country. Blessed with great small presses and venues." (Malcolm Carson)
Litter - magazine of poetry, visual art, essays and reviews. (from Litter web-site).
London Grip Magazine - 2011: New Poetry Editor, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs. The London Grip offers a rich and varied mix of reviews and articles on all kinds of cultural topics, even extending to science and economics, and including an excellent poetry section. Submissions welcome. See website for guidelines and more information.
Nabati Poetry - of cultural significance in the UAE. The vernacular Nabati poetry is often also known as “Bedouin poetry” or “the people’s poetry.” This traditional Arabic poetry has always been an inherent part of Arab culture. Some Bedouin poets have been known to memorise as many as 20,000 poems for oral recitations. It uses simple language to narrate complex phenomena … making it direct, clear and comprehensible for the common man. [from Nabati Poetry website]
The New Writer - Bi-monthly magazine established 1996. Publishes the best in fact, fiction and poetry; packed full of market information, monthly email news bulletin included in subscription package, administers annual Prose & Poetry Prizes.
Nine Muses Poetry - is a webzine managed and edited by Annest Gwilym, poet and occasional short story writer. This webzine features all forms of poetry by new, emerging and established poets, showcasing the best of contemporary poetry.
nth position - a free online journal with fiction & poetry, politics & opinion, travel writing, reviews & interviews, and some high weirdness. Home of the global 100 poets against the war campaign... Todd Swift - Poetry Editor, nth position
Oliver's Poetry - A forum for the work of new and established poets - together with an interactive poet's blog -all illustrated by striking images. To contribute poetry to the site, email it to: email@example.com
Pascale Petit - a Next Generation poet, co-founder of Poetry London and co-founding tutor of The Poetry School. The site has new poems, details of events, courses and workshops.
Peony Moon - Michelle McGrane's poetry blog featuring contemporary poets from around the world.
Petersfield Write Angle Poetry Cabaret meets every Third Tues of the Month at The Square Brewery, Market Square, Petersfield GU32, 7.30pm, £3. Guest Performance Artiste plus Music plus Open Mic make for great fun evening. Guests include John Hegley, Atilla the Stockbroker, and more. They're booked through March 2010. Info on website or call 0783 431 6040.
P N Review - features many issues of PN Review, and more are added season by season. ...(a) remarkable, evolving record of modern poetry. ... articles, reports, interviews and reviews... The site includes a powerful search engine... poems from all of the available issues. This site is an essential research and reference tool for teachers, students and lovers of poetry. It is also a convenient way of tracing the development of poetry over three decades. (from P N Review web-site)
Poems in the Waiting Room - " To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, / To raise the genius and to mend the heart..." Alexander Pope. Poems in the Waiting Room is a registered charity which supplies short collections of poems for patients to read while waiting to see their doctor... Each poetry card provides some seven or eight poems with about two hundred lines or so of poetry ... (drawn from) both the canon of English verse and from contemporary works - poetry from Quill to Qwerty. (from PitWR web-site)
The Poet by Day ( jamiededes.com ) is an information hub created by a poet and writer, Jamie Dedes, for poets and writers. Featured each week in Sunday Announcements: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and other useful news. Responses to Wednesday Writing Prompts are published on the following Tuesday. Send announcements and press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org Actively supports freedom of expression, sustainability and human rights.
Poetry Aloud - "We provide any poet who comes to our meetings with a sympathetic platform from which to read their work. We do not criticise or analyse but offer an encouraging ear. There is, of course, a warm welcome for those who come along to listen. We meet in Bury St Edmunds at 7:30pm on the last Tuesday of each month (except August & December)". (Poetry Aloud webmaster)
Poetry Archive - what a pleasure it is to dip into this site and hear recordings of some of our best contemporary poets. Andrew Motion: "We've set up the Archive for a number of reasons. We've done it to conserve voices that might otherwise be lost. We've done it to demonstrate that the sound of a poem is as important to its existence as whatever the words might mean when we read them on the page. And we've done it to provide a great deal of advice, and I hope entertaining advice, to teachers and students about the meaning and pleasure of poetry in general."
The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by small, truly independent presses.
Poetry-ID Poetry ID - Who? Where? When? Poetry ID is the Letchworth Stanza of The Poetry Society. We meet every Thursday at the Settlement in Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City, from 7.30pm. Each week we usually hold a writing workshop, followed by a readaround, and new members are always welcome. (from Poetry-ID web-site)
Poets House - Poets House is a literary center and poetry archive — a collection and meeting place that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry. Our poetry resources and literary events document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, and stimulate public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture. Founded in 1985 by poet Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House is a home for all who read and write poetry. (Poets House web-site)
poetry kit - A major poetry writers resource site with over 3000 unique visitors each day. Numerous listings including publishers, competitions, courses, funding, events, festivals and magazine listings. It also holds a Who's Who in Poetry and a listing of blogs and poets on the internet. Home of the internet based "Poetry Kit Magazine" and a monthly newsletter of competitions and events round the world. (from the Poetry Kit web-site)
Poetry London - The international poetry magazine. Internationally acclaimed poets share pages with exciting new names, alongside poetry features, reviews and listings.
poetry on the lake - Lake Orta, in North Italy... the romantic and mystical atmosphere of the Cusian lake has long been a source of inspiration to poets, artists and writers. Orta hopes that contemporary poets may continue this long literary tradition in modern verse and has instituted an annual award : The Silver Wyvern, which will be presented to the winner of the Poetry on the Lake competition. (Poetry on the Lake web-site).
poetry school - The Poetry School offers a comprehensive core programme and an array of special events, including opportunities to work with distinguished visiting poets and critics such as Mark Doty, Jorie Graham, Germaine Greer, Les Murray, Paul Muldoon and CK Williams. (from the Poetry School web-site)
Poetry Scotland - The Poetry Scotland website is the broadsheet magazine's colour supplement, companion and home extension. News, Gallery, Events, Webitorial... and more
The Poetry Shed – Abegail Morley’s poetry blog, features poems, reviews – in fact, a site for all your poetry needs: lists of magazines – who to submit to; featured poets, editors and journals; competitions; reviews and everything poetry related.
The Poetry Society The Poetry Society exists to help poets and poetry thrive in Britain today. Established in 1909, and now one of Britain's most dynamic arts organisations, the Poetry Society is a membership organisation open to all. (Poetry Society web-site).
Poetry Teignmouth was founded in 2013 by Veronica Aaronson and Ian Royce Chamberlain. Jennie Osborne and Graham Burchell soon became vital parts of the management team and Virginia Griem arrived shortly afterwards. These five South Devon poets organise monthly readings of specific writers' work, quarterly open mics and three or four other events in and around Teignmouth each year. This is in addition to Teignmouth Poetry Festival (founded 2014) which has gained a strong reputation for its friendly an innovative approach.
The Poetry Trust: One of the UK’s flagship poetry organisations, delivering a year-round live and digital programme, creative education opportunities, courses, prizes and publications.The Poetry Trust discovers, celebrates and promotes the best contemporary poetry to the widest possible audience.
poetryvlog - a weekly video of original poetry read by the poet. Videos welcomed. Also, poetry on the page and poet news.
Poetrywivenhoe - welcome to the poetry of Wivenhoe, a largeish village on the River Colne in North Essex, a small drinking town with a fishing problem. We may have lost most of our fishing boats, as well as our two boatyards, but we have retained a veritable hive of poets, and our website will tell you something about us and about our regular monthly readings.
The Poor Press is a new venture producing a biannual journal of contemporary literature online and in print. Each issue invites writers to respond to a theme in an original and creative way, unrestricted by form. They also run literary events including reading and discussion groups, to introduce writers to a responsive audience. Also on facebook or twitter.
Poor Rude Lines: has been praised by Olivia Byard (Strange Horses) not just for “the thoughtfulness, depth and acuity of the comments, which are really welcome, but also [for the] wonderful lead-ins with carefully chosen pictures”. The blog offers reviews of collections from both indie and mainstream publishers, punctuated by engaging images. Unusually, the reviews are in blog format, which locates the reading within the experience of the reader’s life: http://johnfield.org
Puddings & poems at Reading University Students' Union. The inaugural event took place on 19th November 2018, with readings by Laurie Bolger & Nicholas Stone. Free entry & open to the public. Contact Rhiannon Bell-Jackson - and see Wednesday Union on Facebook.
robinhoughtonpoetry.co.uk: If you're submitting work to UK and Irish poetry magazines then you may find this useful: a spreadsheet listing over a hundred poetry magazines (print and online), together with their submissions page web address and submissions windows. It's all checked and updated quarterly, with new journals being added all the time. Sent out as a PDF document with clickable links. Robin Houghton prepares and distributes it by email and it's free. You just need to subscribe on her website https://robinhoughtonpoetry.co.uk.
Roundel. Based in Tonbridge, Kent, Roundel is a group of poets and poetry lovers. We meet monthly to develop our work and explore poetic forms. Evening events of poetry readings and music are held on a regular basis. A poetry competition was inaugurated in 2014. Further details are on our website: roundelpoetrytonbridge.wordpress.com
Second Light Network - Second Light is an informal network for women poets, aged around 40 and upwards who are published/beginning to get published/serious about developing their work. It aims to promote the work of all women poets and also to develop and promote the work of its members. (Second Light Network web-site)
Seren Books - “Seren is an independent literary publisher, specialising in English-language writing from Wales. Our diverse and eclectic list has something to offer anyone with an interest in excellent writing. Our aim is not simply to reflect what is going on in the culture in which we publish, but to drive that culture forward, to engage with the world, and to bring Welsh literature, art and politics before a wider audience.” (from Seren Books web-site)
shadowtrain - "a monthly gathering of poems, translations, articles and other writings, from the lyrical to the innovative, whatever stings and stuns the editor" (ShadowTrain web-site)
Shakespeare the Neologist: "This resource on Shakespeare comes to us from Lauren, a 7th grade student in Delaware. She came upon our website while doing some research on Drama, Poetry, and Literature and because she found our site helpful to us, she wanted to share this resource with us. Please enjoy learning a little more about William Shakespeare and thank you Lauren!" - Ms Deborah Ward, Delaware
silbercow - Silbercow provides graphic design for arts organisations and arts-based projects. (from Silbercow web-site)
Sit Down and Write Natalie in Baker County came across this poetry resource - a blog article by children's author, Nikki Grimes. It has some good advice...
South Downs Poetry Festival is a new poetry project covering all the corners of the UK's newest national park. The first festival runs from 16 to 24 July 2016 and offers events in Afriston, Firle, Lewes, Ditchling, Midhurst and Singleton. The final weekend is based around in Petersfield in Hampshire and includes 16 different workshops and reading from nearly 30 different poets, including Jonathan Edwards, Maggie Sawkins, Andrew McMillan and Penelope Shuttle. For more details see www.sdpf.org.uk.
South Poetry Magazine - SOUTH is a bi-annual poetry magazine, founded in 1990, run by a volunteer management team and funded through sales. Our focus is on poetry from the southern counties of England, but we also receive and publish poetry from across the world, and include reviews and occasional short articles. WEB-SITE - www.southpoetry.org (includes submission guidelines) - and (FEB19) NEW postal address : SOUTH Poetry Magazine, PO Box 9338, Wimborne, BH21 9JA.
StAnza - Scotland’s Poetry Festival. Held in the ancient university town of St Andrews, the festival presents world class poets performing in exciting, atmospheric venues.
Staple is a magazine of poetry, short fiction, artwork and reviews published three times each year, founded in 1982, currently edited by Wayne Burrows and based in Nottingham. Recent issues have looked at writing in the East Midlands region, the publishing industry and the relationship between writing and the visual arts, and future issues will be tackling such themes as music, writing on film and radicalism.
Strix Varia - Living poetry...one poem at a time. Inspired by 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem by Ruth Padel, SV is full of enjoyable close-readings of exciting poems written by lovers of contemporary poetry. (from the Strix Varia web-site). This is an exciting new site, launched in October 2005.
torriano - Hearing Eye publications web-site. Hearing Eye is run from the Torriano Meeting House, in North London.
Ver Poets: This St Albans based poetry group was founded in 1967 by May Badman. We have a wide-ranging membership, half of whom live beyond easy travelling distance of St Albans. Three Newsletters a year help to keep the society functioning across the miles. Meetings on the 3rd Friday of the month with additional informal meetings and workshops, hosted by members in their own homes. The annual Open Competition regularly draws over 1000 entries. Further details on the website: or from Greg Smith (Membership) E-mail or 01582 715817 or Anna Avebury (Programme) 01727 756911.
Welsh Poetry Competition - Launched in 2007 the aim is to encourage and foster the wealth of creative writing talent that we know exists in Wales but currently languishes in the doldrums. We aim to inspire people to capture life in the present day and to give a voice to a new generation of poets and writers. We are not interested in purely academic types of literature but would much rather see pure raw passion burst onto the creative writing scene.
word for word - writers' group, North London
Writing Matters - This is a different take on the usual blog format, and could be of interest to both writers and readers of poetry and fiction. Each new post gives another installment of Christine’s own Writing History of what she’s learned about the craft of writing over 25 years or so, together with related aspects of publishing and marketing and the highs and lows of these experiences.
Yang Lian & Yo Yo - a personal literary site, can be veiwed in both English & Chinese. " This website is a whole. It offers a structure that brings together all that we have thought and done at each layer of thought and at each place in the world. " (from the Yang Lian & Yo Yo web-site)
zafusy online poetry journal, experimental poetry and art + e-art, postmodern, avant garde, speculative. e-zine - e-vents - en-joy!
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