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Poetry Landmarks of Britain

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Landmarks in London

Associated Place

Adam's Arms Pub

  details: Site of the first ever Apples & Snakes poetry performance in 1982.
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Andrew Marvell's cottage site and associated sundial

  details: The garden of Lauderdale House has a sundial that used to be surrounded by 'hours 'picked out in herbs. There is also a plaque with a relevant quote f...
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Bam-Bou Restaurant (formerly the Tour Eiffel)

  details: This restaurant, known then as the Tour Eiffel, was where the radical English art magazine _Blast_ was planned by Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis and others...
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Drury Lane Theatre, London

  details: Drury Lane is famous for a number of reasons, but a name that especially comes to mind is that of Colley Cibber (1671-1757). Actor, theatre manager, p...
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Ivor Cutler's house

  details: I appreciate Mr Cutler's devotion to words in a poetic form, evident throughout the course of his life.
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Keats House

  details: Keats House was my first place of pilgrimage, on my first visit to London, at the age of 18, nearly 25 years ago, when I was writing my own heartfe...
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Keats House

  details: This house and garden remain largely unchanged, are well maintained and in themselves are beautiful. Great poems were written here, with much joy and...
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Poetry Hunt - Imperial War Museum

  details: On my first trip to the War Museum I was surprised and impressed to notice poems "hiding" amongst the exhibits. I was inspired to write one of my own...
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Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey

  details: Geoffrey Chaucer was the first poet to be buried in Westminster Abbey. He was joined over 150 years later by Edmund Spenser, and subsequently by poets...
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Sylvia Plath's house

  details: Plath and Hughes lived here from 1960 through August 1961. As far as I am aware she wrote a lot of the poetry for Ariel here.
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The Place Theatre

  details: The Place is the home of the London Contemporary Dance School and the place to see some of the leading exponents of contemporary dance. Previously the...
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Verlaine & Rimbaud's House

  details: This is the house where Verlaine and Rimbaud took rooms in 1873. Imagine two of the greatest French poets giving lessons at 10 shillings an hour to E...
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Westminster

  details: Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was born in Westminster, educated at St Martin's Lane and Westminster School and buried at Westminster Abbey.
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Westminster Bridge

  details: William Wordsworth wrote this lovely sonnet standing on the bridge at dawn. Even though London has changed enormously, the great quiet of the river i...
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Wordsworth's Tree, Cheapside

  details: 'At the corner of Wood Street, when daylight appears, Hangs a Thrush that sings loud, it has sung for three years; Poor Susan has passed by the spot...
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Bookshop

Antonym

  details: Independent bookstore offering a 5% discount on all titles to Poetry Society members.
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Foyles Bookshop

  details: Foyles is a modern independent bookshop, with 5 floors of books and knowledgeable staff. Based just 190 paces from Tottenham Court Rd tube station in...
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Index Bookcentre

  details: Index Bookscentre is Brixton's only general bookshop, and offers: paperback fiction by black and white authors from Britain, North America, the Caribb...
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London Review Bookshop

  details: Situated just five minutes walk from the Poetry Society and right around the corner from the British museum, the bookshop is the ideal place for Poetr...
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Subterranean Books

  details: This shop specialises in poetry - in fact ONLY carries poetry. Has great selection and great informative content on its Web site and in its email news...
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Subterranean Books

  details: Located in Shoreditch in London, Subterranean Books specialises in modern UK and world poetry -- integrating new and exciting voices with the establis...
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The Palmers Green Bookshop

  details: The Palmers Green Bookshop stocks an extensive range of adult and childrens' books. They have helpful and knowledgeable staff who are always willing t...
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Ulysses Book Shop

  details: An excellent book shop, dedicated to keeping important copies of major British poets in stock
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West End Lane Books

  details: Excellent idiosyncratic local bookshop, with varied interesting stock, and a large poetry section, including audio poetry, criticism and small press e...
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Event

A Tribute to Adonis

  details: The Mosaic Rooms is delighted to announce for 2012 a tribute to the Arab world’s greatest living poet, Adonis. From February to March 2012, the Mosa...
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Adam O'Riordan in conversation with Adam Phillips

  details: Born in 1982, Adam O’Riordan’s first collection of poetry, IN THE FLESH won a 2011 Somerset Maugham Award. “Precise and attentive. O’Riorda...
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Amnesty Write for Rights Festive Fayre

  details: Date: Fri 9 December 2011 Come along for some Free Friday Festive Fun After work pop on down to Amnesty's Festive Fayre - an indoor festive festi...
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Bernard O'Donoghue at Poetry East

  details: Entry £7.00 Showcasing the work of well-known contemporary poets, exploring the relationship between poetry and spiritual life. The evening consis...
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Bernard O'Donoghue in Conversation with Adam Phillips

  details: Bernard O'Donoghue joins us for the fourth of our discussions with leading poets. Bernard O’Donoghue was born in Cullen, Co. Cork in 1945. He is...
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Cemetery Workshop

  details: Join poet and Creative Writing tutor, Ben Rogers, who will be walking with the departed in a writing workshop that explores, and responds to, the broo...
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Ivy House Poetry Circle

  details: Wednesdays, 2-3.30pm

2 May, 13 June & 11 July 2012

5 per session
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Ivy House Poetry Circle

  details: Renowned actor Saul Reichlin will read variety of poetry including Shakespeare, Eliot, Auden and others.
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Jackie Kay at Poetry East

  details: Entry £7.00 Showcasing the work of well-known contemporary poets, exploring the relationship between poetry and spiritual life. The evening consis...
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John Hegley 'Animal Alphaboating for All'

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Loose Muse

  details: Loose Muse is a monthly event set up and run by Agnes Meadows since 2005. It is Londons only regular event for women writers of all genres. It takes ...
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Mental Travellers, Night Five: 64,000 Genii

  details: The fifth show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatrepoetry and music by Jeremy Reed and the Ginger Light, Niall McDevitt, Helen Moore, John Con...
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Mental Travellers, Night Four: Visions for the World Tree

  details: he fourth show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre, a night of visionary poetry with Gabriel Bradford Millar, Jay Ramsay, Philip Wells The ...
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Mental Travellers, Night One: Burning Tyger Revue

  details: The first show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre with Aidan Andrew Dun & Lucie Rejchrtova, Marius Kociejowski and Stephen Watts 8pm, 10...
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Mental Travellers, Night Six: An Evening Without David Gascoyne

  details: The sixth show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre: Hilary Davies, Robert Fraser, Niall McDevitt and Jeremy Reed celebrate the life and work ...
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Mental Travellers, Night Three: Take This Hammer

  details: The third show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre with Michael Horovitz, Vanessa Vie, The Sibylline Sisters (Sibyl Madrigal, Kay Grant & Ar...
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Mental Travellers, Night Two: Night of Delicious Songs

  details: The second show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre: Tymon Dogg, Niall McDevitt, Kirsten Morrison and Dave Russell play and sing original set...
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Mental Travellers, the Finale: The Tigers of Wrath

  details: The last show of a six-day festival at Pentameters Theatre: Roy Hutchins performs the poetry of Heathcote Williams, including The Tigers of Wrath. 8pm...
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New Zealand at Kings Place - New Worlds: New Perspectives

  details: New Zealand’s brightest talents are showcased at Kings Place in March 2012 as musicians, composers and writers explore themes of migration across oc...
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Other Voices: Alternative Spoken Word Cabaret

  details: Other Voices brings you open-hearted open mic, feature sets from spoken word stars, and some very special guests, all with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. ...
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Reading: Street Music by Mike Marqusee

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Tales from the Bridge

  details: Tales from the Bridge is a major installation of poetry on the River Thames, launched to coincide with the Olympic festivities. It will create 'a ful...
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The Inpress Poetry Garden Market

  details: Next month, we turn 10. To celebrate, we're running a special all-day poetry event on London's Southbank. The Inpress Poetry Garden Market will ta...
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The Lost Poetry Club presents the Poem Part Open MIc!

  details: POEM PARTY - Open mic 2 entry/ free for readers 8-11 pm In the basement cafe of the Crimson Heart*, The Lost Poetry Club is having a poem...
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The Yogic Path Poetry Prize

  details: The Yogic Path Yoga school,in conjunction with poetrypoetics.com has launched a Poetry Prize for poems on Yoga. The competition is open to all. Entry ...
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Twaikus of the Unknown Craftsmen

  details: Be inspired by the exhibition Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman to create 'Twaikus' – haikus on Twitter. This interactive poetry ...
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Write around the Monopoly Board

  details: Write Around The Monopoly Board workshops are site specific walking writing workshops inspired by the Monopoly board. If you like London, like writing...
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Library

Barbican Library

  details: Strong poetry collection for loan and poetry readings and workshops throughout the year
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Fulham Library

  details: The Hammersmith and Fulham Poetry Enjoyment Group meets on the first Sunday of every month from 2 till 4pm. People bring a favourite poem or two to re...
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Newington Library Poetry Appreciation Group

  details: The Newington Library Poetry Group is for anyone who wants to read, enjoy and discuss poetry with others in a friendly atmosphere. We meet on the ...
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Poetry Library

  details: The Poetry Library holds the largest collection of modern and contemporary poetry available to the public in the World. It is therefore a great resou...
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Poetry Library, South Bank Centre

  details: The Poetry Library is the biggest and most accessible collection of contemporary English language poetry available to the general public in the World....
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Ongoing Event

Ambit 193 launch

  details: It is an opportunity to meet in a relaxed setting the writers, artists and editors of the vibrant mix that is Ambit.It is also free.
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Exiled Lit Cafe

  details: It takes regularly on the first Monday of every month and is very varied, featuring exiled poets, writers and musicians. It raises awareness of litera...
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Finborough Theatreforum

  details: Commissioned for the Finborough Theatre by Artistic Director Neil McPherson, and produced by Development Producer Marie Bobin, finboroughtheatreforum ...
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London School of Jewish Studies

  details: POETRY WORKSHOP A seven-week course bringing Biblical stories to your creative writing We begin with a class in the essential elements of the cra...
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London's River Thames

  details: This 2-hour guided walk includes readings from Burns, Gilbert, Shakespeare, Donne, Luttrell, Wordsworth, John Agard, Sheridan, Spike Milligan, Lorna D...
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Mayor of London Respect Poetry Slam

  details: Slam is the competitive art of performance poetry, rap or emceeing, where participants perform their orginal poems before a loud and voluble audience ...
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Poetry Course for Refugees and Exiles

  details: Develp poetry skills for possible publication and performance. Free for Exiled Writers Ink members and £15 for non-members who then become members....
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Poetry Unplugged

  details: London's Premier Open Mic Poetry Night now in its ninth year. Every Tuesday night at 7.30pm. those wishing to read should arrive between 6pm and 7pm a...
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RSA & Blackwell present an evening with Simon Armitage

  details: With poet Simon Armitage Chair: Sean O’Hagan, journalist In his first collection of prose writing since the highly acclaimed All Points North,...
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The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour

  details: Novelist Josephine Hart brings great poetry to the stage read by a well known actor each month at the British Library. The aim is to bring poetry back...
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The Mimic Octopus

  details: Beginning on 21 November 2013, the 13 Pages team will be hosting a fortnightly series of workshops, each looking at poems from different historical pe...
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Total Eclipse by Christopher Hampton

  details: This paly follows the life of French poets Verlaine and Rimbaud and is written by Oscar winning writer Christopher Hampton.
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Poem

Time and Ladbroke Square, by Ruth Fainlight

  details: This poem perfectly captures the sense of a particular place in London, Ladbroke Square, and the evolving of an urban "address" - not just during this...
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Poetry Festival

4th London Poetry Festival 2008: August 8-11 @ Waterloo St John's Church, SE1

  details: 4th London Poetry Festival 2008 August 8, 9, 10 & 11 (Friday-Monday) Evenings Waterloo St John’s Church Waterloo Road London SE1 Tickets: £6...
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7-th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN POETRY AND ARTS 2009

  details: 5-9 JUNE ▪ LONDON This is an exciting multi-event, multi-venue occasion, devoted to promoting Russo-British literary cooperation and is dedicated t...
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Purple Poets (and Friends) Postcard Poems, Camden National Poetry Day, October 7th 2011

  details: 3rd Annual Celebration, open postcard poetry reading, Camden Town Hall. 3- 5 p.m. October 7th 2011. Every first Friday of October, the Bloomsbury ...
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Sentinel Literature Festival

  details: The Sentinel Literature Festival is an eclectic mix of Poetry, Fiction, Drama and Live Music organised by Sentinel Poetry Movement - the international...
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Spoke-Fest

  details: Theatre Royal Stratford East is proud to announce the return of its annual Spoken Word festival, SPOKE-FEST. Hosted by award winning poet and performe...
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The Legendary Roundhouse Poetry Slam. Call for all budding poets and spoken word artists

  details: Heat 1:Friday 27 July 7-9.30pm Heat 2:Wednesday 8 August 7-9.30pm Final:Wednesday 15 August 7-9.30pm The Roundhouse Poetry Slam is hosted by...
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Poetry Magazine

Ambit

  details: AMBIT MAGAZINE: poetry, art, fiction, reviews, quarterly since 1959. Sponsored by Arts Council England, AMBIT was started in London in 1959 by Dr Mart...
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BANIPAL

  details: Banipal magazine publishes poets from all over the Arab world in English translation
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Exiled Ink! magazine

  details: The magazine is unique in providing an insight into dislocation and cultures of exile, both through the voices of exiled writers and through their lit...
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Fuselit

  details: Established in 2005 at UEA by poets Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone, Fuselit is a hand-made (and now electronic) poetry, prose, artwork and sound journal...
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London Grip online cultural magazine

  details: London Grip is an online cultural magazine publishing poetry and excellent articles on subjects of international interest as well as showing online ...
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Poetry London

  details: This magazine publishes excellent poetry and is an important resource for finding out about poetry events
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Poetry Review

  details: Britains longest-running and most prestigious poetry magazine features unrivalled poetry coverage with international recognition in arresting design....
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Sentinel Literary Quarterly

  details: Sentinel Literary Quarterly (SLQ) is the online magazine of world literature published by Sentinel Poetry Movement and edited by Nnorom Azuonye - auth...
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Sentinel Poetry (Online)

  details: Sentinel Poetry (Online) has been publishing good poetry, interviews and reviews from all over the world since 2002. Although founded and edited by a...
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The London Magazine

  details: The London Magazine: From the 1700's until the present day, The London Magazine has played a vital role in the literary world. First founded in 17...
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Trespass Magazine

  details: "Without contraries (there) is no progression." William Blake A bimonthly arts, music and literary magazine with an edge, Trespass is a beautifull...
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Poetry Organisation

Exiled Writers Ink

  details: EXILED WRITERS INK is unique in its focus on working with and for refugee and exiled writers. It PROVIDES A PLATFORM FOR THE WORK OF writers LIVING ...
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Keats-Shelley Memorial Association

  details: We run the annual Keats-Shelley Prize for poems submitted on Romantic themes. This year prize poems are invited on the theme of Slavery.
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National Literacy Trust

  details: The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity which provides information on literacy and reading promotion activities nationwide - including, ...
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penned in the margins

  details: penned in the margins celebrates the power of words in performance and on the page. We produce live poetry events, manage spoken word artists, publish...
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Poetry Book Society

  details: A specialist mail-order poetry book club, providing information, guidance and discounts for all poetry lovers. The PBS also runs poetry development pr...
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Poetry School

  details: Dozens of courses and workshops all round the country to inspire and improve your poetry skills.
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Poetry Translation Centre

  details: The only UK organised dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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Speak-a-Poem

  details: Speak-a-Poem is a national organisation dedicated to the art of poetry speaking.Our web site has articles on poerty speaking, poets views on reading p...
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The British Library

  details: The British Library has extensive collections of poetry in many of the languages of the world and from all periods up to the present time. Its holding...
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The Poetry School

  details: We offer a core programme of tuition designed to encourage the reading and writing of poetry
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The Poetry Society

  details: 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 organisati...
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Writing Together

  details: Writing Together aims to encourage teachers to bring writers - including poets - into schools to work with their pupils. Poet Laureate Andrew Motio...
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Poetry Promoter

57 Productions

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Apples & Snakes

  details: Apples and Snakes stretches the boundaries of poetry in performance and education. We are England's leading organisation for performance poetry.
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Littlest Birds

  details: Littlest Birds has a residency at The Poetry Cafe, offering a medley of poetry, music and sometimes cake (or trifle) on the last monday of every month...
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Moose Foundation for the Arts

  details: A charitable foundation which supports a range of art forms and organisations in London, with a particular interest in poetry.
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Pass On A Poem

  details: Pass On A Poem exists to provide entertainment and to create enthusiasm for poetry by bringing people together to read out loud poems which have a spe...
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penned in the margins

  details: penned in the margins celebrates the power of words in performance and on the page. We produce live poetry events, manage spoken word artists, publish...
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Poetry Society Stanza

Poetry Society Stanza: Barnes

  details: For details of Poetry Society Stanzas contact the Poetry Society on 020 7420 9880 or at membership@poetrysociety.org.uk.
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Poetry Society Stanza: Finchley

  details: For details of Poetry Society Stanzas contact the Poetry Society on 020 7420 9880 or at membership@poetrysociety.org.uk.
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Public Art

'Search and Create' - the Poetry Hunt at the Imperial War Museum, London. Part of the 'Poetry Place

  details: Described as 'a new and exciting departure for the Museum' and as 'imaginative and intriguing'. These poems engage adults and children alike. Hidden...
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A Conversation with Oscar Wilde

  details: Maggie Hambling's sculpture of Oscar Wilde depicts the writer with a cigarette in hand, popping his head up out of his granite sarcophagus for a chat....
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Found Out

  details: FOUND OUT at DEPARTURE a place to find time to open doors to feast your eyes FOUND on foot 649 COMMERCIAL ROAD by train ...
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Poems on the Underground

  details: Poems on the Underground, founded in 1986, is supported by LUL, Arts Council England and the British Council. Poems are selected and the programme adm...
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Sun Scroll

  details: Sun Scroll is a 7 metre diameter stainless steel spiral sculpture located on Tottenham Marshes in Lee Valley Regional Park. It is unique collaboration...
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Waterloo Station leading to IMAX

  details: To find poetry in this underpass is both an enormous surprise and a great pleasure. The walk through this otherwise rather unpleasant underground tunn...
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We named the baby after you Peter

  details: A flyposted poem written and featured by the artist in an art installation for 'This is Not a Gateway' Festival
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Publisher

Akira Press Publications

  details: Akira Press Publications was founded in 1983. The company was one of the first pioneering publishers that published young poets, playwrights and novel...
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Anvil Press Poetry

  details: Founded in 1968 by Peter Jay and now based in Greenwich, south-east London, Anvil Press is England's longest-standing independent poetry publisher. We...
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Banipal Publishing

  details: Banipal Publishing publishes Banipal, the magazine of modern Arab literature in English translation, 3 times a year.
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Chuffed Buff Books

  details: Chuffed Buff Books, a new independent publisher of poetry and short fiction, has a current and on-going need for captivating and insightful poetry by ...
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Enitharmon Press

  details: Founded in 1967, Enitharmon Press has long been among the leading British poetry publishers. The Press produces fine quality literary editions. While ...
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Faber and Faber Ltd

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Hesperus Press

  details: In 2003 Hesperus Press has launched a new series of poetry which includes works by major European and American authors. The series is introduced by we...
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Inpress Ltd

  details: Comprehensive poetry book store, representing some of the finest poetry published by independent presses.
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Jonathan Cape

  details: publishers of John Burnside, Anne Carson, Robert Crawford, Mark Doty, Vicki Feaver, Leontia Flynn, James Lasdun, Michael Longley, Thomas Lynch, Sarah ...
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Katabasis

  details: Down-to-Earth and utopian poetry and prose from home and abroad.


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Picador

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Puffin Books

  details: Puffin is the home to all the childrens poetry greats: Michael Rosen, Roger McGough, Brian Patten, Gervase Phinn, Lindsay MacRae, Spike Milliganthe ...
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Sidekick Books

  details: Sidekick Books is an independent publisher run by award-winning poets Jon Stone and Kirsten Irving. As well as publishing collaborative anthologies, t...
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The Brodie Press

  details: The Brodie Press stemmed from a small student venture, which aimed to give new writers the chance to see their work in print. Our organisation has gro...
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School

Graveney School

  details: Poetry abounds at Graveney School. One teacher has special responsibility for the development of poetry throughout the school and there are many imag...
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London School of Jewish Studies

  details: Poetry Workshop A seven-week course bringing Biblical stories to your creative writing We begin with a class in the essential elements of the cra...
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poetryclass

  details: poetryclass is the solution for teachers wanting to bring poetry alive in the classroom. The online poetry classroom and unique INSET training provide...
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Quintin Kynaston School

  details: Students are taking part in a school-wide poetry competition to celebrate National Poetry Day. Commended entries will be published in our own antholo...
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Venue

Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour

  details: life, literature & the pursuit of happiness in the famous Troubadour basement Founded in 1961 as a writers caf a place to eat, play backgam...
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Poetry Caf

  details: In the afternoon people sit and write, in the evening they may stay to listen to poets perform or read in the basement to a small but informed audienc...
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Rich Mix

  details: Celebrating the vibrant local area, Rich Mix prides itself on showcasing global talent and tailoring its music, spoken word, comedy and cinematic prog...
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

  details: The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599, where our greatest playwright and poet Shakespeare worked a...
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South Bank Centre

  details: Poetry at the South Bank Centre has a glorious history: in 1967 in an unforgettable week in November, Pablo Neruda, WH Auden, William Empson, Bella Ah...
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South Bank Centre (inc. Poetry Library)

  details: Poetry at the South Bank Centre has a glorious history: in 1967 in an unforgettable week in November, Pablo Neruda, WH Auden, William Empson, Bella Ah...
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Suns of Dada

  details: In the 1980's this unusual Friday night club emerged in Holborn. Touted as a pre-night club it's aim was to add a bit of culture before the headonism ...
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Y Tuesday poetry club (on the first Tuesday of each month)

  details: This is a warm and friendly poetry club, that consequently attracts a wide range poets in age, Colour and orientation. Free of failed comedians an po...
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Website

www.boomerang.com

  details: excellent internet poetry magazine, run by poet Neil Rollinson - page and flash work to view on-site.
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