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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.
11-Dec-16 Get in the mood for Christmas with our annual festive selection of poetry and prose. » Read more
Items added to The Poetry Library in November 2016 and now available for reference or loan. » Read more
11-Dec-16 A friendly and intimate group poetry writing workshop looking at the women in Shakespeare's plays. » Read more
Smith will perform A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall, in honour of Dylan's prize for Literature. » Read more
11-Dec-16 Poetry performance, Music, Open Mic. » Read more
Kathleen Jamie wins 2016 Saltire Society Scottish Poetry Book of the Year. » Read more
13-Dec-16 Rosie Garland and Stephanie Bowgett plus open mic. » Read more
Award-winning poet Emily Berry is the new Editor of The Poetry Review magazine. » Read more
14-Dec-16 A night of rousing, riveting and mesmerising poetry by the UK's top performance poet Attila the Stockbroker, supported by rising star Laura Taylor. » Read more
Poet Heather Phillipson has won the coveted annual Film London Jarman Award. » Read more
14-Dec-16 A monthly platform for local poets to present their work to an appreciative audience in a relaxed café bar ambience.. » Read more
14-Dec-16 Poetry from Angie Belcher, Matt Duggan, Melanie Branton and Tim Burroughs » Read more
15-Dec-16 A special evening tour of Keats House by candlelight. » Read more
16-Dec-16 Book launch - a poetry and artist bilingual book by Evgenia Emets: Do we have a common language? » Read more
19-Dec-16 Live Canon return to Greenwich for a unique festive fundraiser. » Read more
19-Dec-16 Featuring Ben Norris, Connor Macleod & Alexander Rhodes. Plus our audience voted slam. » Read more
20-Dec-16 Richard Digance is a 'name' to be reckoned with! He's a legend! receiving the Gold Award for his services to music, from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Auth... » Read more
20-Dec-16 RUTH PADEL reading from TIDINGS & Jacob Polley reading from JACKSELF. » 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
The ghost of Christmas past - possible Henry Normal poem