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Accent on Poetry

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Accent On Poetry has met for over 25 years during the first bank holiday in May. It now meets in Weetwood Hall near Leeds. In 2015, we will be meetin...
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Alan Corkish's website

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Besides being a poet of immense talent (Winner of the £1000.00 PP award 2004 and nominated in 2007 for T S Eliot prize) Alan assists new radical poets...
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Arts Council England, Yorkshire

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Arts Council England, Yorkshire offers support to individuals and organisations through Grants for the Arts. For an application pack please contact 0...
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Arts Council England, East Midlands

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Major funding body for the arts, mainly through Grants for the Arts. Writers who wish to apply are advised to make contact with Matt Clegg before hand...
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Arts Council England, South West

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Arts Council England, SW funds organisations such as Poetry Can in Bristol and poetry publishers including Peterloo Poets, Acumen, Stride, Etruscan an...
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Arts Council West Midlands

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Arts Council, West Midlands supports individual poets and poetry organisations at work through its national support programme called 'Grants for the A...
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Back Room Poets

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Back Room Poets are a group for Oxfordshire-based writers. We encourage a variety of styles and genres, aim to develop our own work, bring poetry ...
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Bedford Basement Poets

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Poetry reading and workshop group alternate wednesdays, various venues in Bedford.
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Belfastpoets

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Belfastpoets is an online collective of poets primarily from the North of /Northern Ireland. The website includes news, a forum, a showcase, events l...
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Belfastpoets tour group

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The belfastpoets tour group has recently completed a seven city tour of Australia and a tour of Ireland. This year the group will be touring the USA,...
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Bexley Poets

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Bexley Poets is a great 'meeting place' for local poets and poetry enthusiasts. The group meets up once a month (normally on the first Monday of each ...
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BlueGate Poets Society

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: A new poetry society for Swindon - to be launched on 18th Sep '08
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Bristol Poetry Institute

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Bristol Poetry Institute is a focus for activities ranging from international academic conferences, seminars and study days, to readings, workshop...
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BWSG Book Project

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: BWSG Book Project is part of Bengali Women's Support Group in South Yorkshire. Its members are very friendly and meet on the first Saturday of the mon...
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Cafe Writers

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Poetry and Prose readings, second Monday of each month. Audiences 50-100. Past readers incl: Jacob Polley, Michael Laskey, George Szirtes, Helen Ivo...
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Commonword

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Commonword is a valuable resource for poets and writers in the North West. It provides support, training and publishing opportunities for new writers....
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COVENTRY LIVE POETS

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Coventry Live Poets meet 1st Wed of each month (7.30 pm) to savour each other's poems and 3rd Wed to sample others' poems. Public readings throughout ...
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Creative Arts East - Literature Development

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Creative Arts East is a fast-growing arts development agency which provides practical support to the arts community in Norfolk; directly promotes tour...
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Dead Good Poets Society

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: We organise Open Floors for new writers to try out their material, and we organise Guest Nights for audiences to hear established poets, and we arrang...
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DRIFTWOOD PUBLICATIONS

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Driftwood is one of the most active poetry organisations in Merseyside. First registered as a poetry publishing press in the 1970s, it began by publis...
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Driftwood Publications

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Driftwood: one of the most activie poetry organisations in Merseyside. Currently publishing collections and promoting new poetry at readings including...
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Dylan Thomas Centre

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Opened by former US President Jimmy Carter in 1995, the Dylan Thomas Centre is home to a permanent exhibition on Dylan Thomas and a year-round program...
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East Coker Poetry Group

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The village of East Coker, home to T S Eliot's ancestors, was immortalised in his Four Quartets and the poet's ashes are buried here in the churchyard...
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Exiled Writers Ink

 

(Poetry Organisation)

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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Falmouth Poetry Group

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Falmouth Poetry Group was founded thirty years ago, by the later Peter Redgrove. It meets fortnightly for critical workshops, and acts as a discussion...
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Footwork - the collective of Sussex poets

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Footwork is a innovative collective of Sussex poets whose performances in the Brighton Festival – 2002 'Secret Rooms' and 2003 'Secret Moves' - were v...
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From The Attic Poetry Group

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: we are a group of selfmotivated poets dedicated to creating and publishing worthwhile work
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Glasgow Poetry Society

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Glasgow Poetry Society is a Community Interest Company - run for and by the members of the general community in Glasgow with a passion for poetry. Our...
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Hammer and Tongue

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Hammer and Tongue is Oxford's live literature community. We run a regular monthly poetry slam and showcase (first tuesday) that draws 100+ audience, s...
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Heaventree Press, The

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Heaventree Press is a radical poetry publishing house, founded in 2002 by University of Warwick graduates. It has won the Raymond Williams Prize a...
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Keats-Shelley Memorial Association

 

(Poetry Organisation)

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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Kent and Sussex Poetry Society

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Vita Sackville-West was our first chairman in 1945.This year we publish the 61st edition of "The Folio", the content chosen each year by a distinguis...
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La Muse Writers' Retreat

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: La Muse is the perfect location for writers’ retreats. Close enough to Languedoc's many attractions it is still remote enough to be a wonderful en...
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Love Poetry Hate Racism

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: International Weekend of the celebration of diversity through poetry April 19 -22 - 2007 Initiated from Belfast, Northern Ireland A few...
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Manky Poets

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Since 1978, every month, on the 3rd Friday, poets have met.
Floor spots and a guest.
7.30 to 9.30
£2 / £1
All welcome

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Metroland Poets

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: A lively group of poets who meet (usually) on the last Friday evening of each month in a private house in Amersham to share published poetry and work...
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Mini Mushaira

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Mushaira is the Arabic word for 'a gathering of poets' and the Mini Mushaira writers(Debjani Chatterjee in sheffield, Simon Fletcher in Shrewsbury, Ba...
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National Association of Writer's Groups

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The National Association of Writers' Groups poetry competiton pages provides a selection of poetry competitions in closing date order, suitable for th...
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National Literacy Trust

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity which provides information on literacy and reading promotion activities nationwide - including, ...
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New Forest Poetry Society

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Forest Arts hosts the monthly Poems and Pints evenings organised by the New Forest Poetry Society and runs an ambitious literary programme of book gro...
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North East Writers

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: North East Writers is the new name for the agency previously known as Wordfringe. This agency supports, promotes and coordinates new writing in Aberde...
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Oxford University Poetry Society

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Society for poetry in Oxford University.
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penned in the margins

 

(Poetry Organisation)

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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Perygl Poetry

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Perygl (Welsh for Danger) Poetry is an organisation running adventures in poetry and inspiration for children, students and adults willing to open the...
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Poetry Book Society

 

(Poetry Organisation)

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 Business

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: dedicated to helping writers reach their full potential by running supportive workshops.
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Poetry I.D.

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Poetry I.D. meets every Thursday at 7.30pm. We hold a weekly writing workshop and then invite a readaround of members' work. Occasionally we invite ...
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Poetry Kapow!

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: We have been running performance poetry events for several years, growing out of the Monkey Kettle live events into an entity of our own!
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Poetry School

 

(Poetry Organisation)

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

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The only UK organised dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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poetry wivenhoe

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: 'poetrywivenhoe' is a non-profit making organisation, which arranges monthly poetry readings in two seasons; spring and autumn. In 2007, 'poetry wive...
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Poets Anonymous

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Poets Anonymous are a dynamic group, always looking for new ways to promote and encourage poetry. They are based in Croydon. They hold two meetings a ...
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RAG Roundabout

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Through Roundabout, RAG promote both the practice and the understanding of contemporary poetry by seeking new collaborations, fresh challenges and fur...
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Scarborough Poetry Workshop

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The SCARBOROUGH POETRY WORKSHOP is very active in the area giving performances of their own poems and poems from established poets in the Stephen Jose...
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Scottish Poetry Library

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Scottish Poetry Library is the place for poetry in Scotland, for the regular reader, the serious student or the casual browser. Since its foundati...
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Southend Poetry Group

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Southend Poetry Group meets at 8.00pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Naval & Military Club, Royal Terrace, Southend. Meetings usually...
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Speak-a-Poem

 

(Poetry Organisation)

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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Speakeasy - the Milton Keynes writers' group

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Speakeasy has been providing a meeting place and encouragement for writers in the Milton Keynes area almost as long as the new city has existed. It at...
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Stop All The Clocks

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Stop All The Clocks was formed as an amalgamation of the three best poetry promotion stables in Brighton - Don't Feed The Poets, Holy! Holy! Holy! Hol...
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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Arts Council of Northern Ireland provides funding support and information to poets and poetry organisations in Northern Ireland. We are housed in ...
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The Arvon Foundation at Lumb Bank

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Arvon runs residential creative writing courses in poetry in addition to other writing genres. The courses are open to anyone over the age of sixteen...
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The Arvon Foundation at Moniack Mhor

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Arvon runs residential creative writing courses in poetry in addition to other writing genres. The courses are open to anyone over the age of sixteen...
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The Arvon Foundation at The Hurst

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Arvon runs residential creative writing courses in poetry in addition to other writing genres. The courses are open to anyone over the age of sixteen...
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The Arvon Foundation at Totleigh Barton

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Arvon runs residential creative writing courses in poetry in addition to other writing genres. The courses are open to anyone over the age of sixteen...
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The Avant Guilds Performing Arts Society

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: 'The Avant Guilds Performing Arts Society' is a non-profit organisation. Central to the society is an on-line database and resource center for the asp...
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The British Library

 

(Poetry Organisation)

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 Indian King Poets

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Indian King Poets meet most Monday mornings from 10 am - 12.30 pm to write together; share work in progress for critical comment; and to encourage...
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The Monday Poets

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Monday Poets are a new group, meeting at 8pm on the first Monday of the month at The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton. We try to write on a theme for the...
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The Norman Nicholson Society

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Norman Nicholson Society was inaugurated in Millom, Cumbria on 31st March, 2006 in order to celebrate and promote the work of this distinguished w...
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THE POETRY CAN

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Poetry Can is one of the few literature organisations in the UK specialising in poetry. It organises events such as the Bristol Poetry Festival; ...
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The Poetry Cubicle

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Poetry Cubicle is a not for profit organisation, dedicated to making poetry more accessible. We are an interactive performance, poetry space, shop...
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The Poetry School

 

(Poetry Organisation)

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

 

(Poetry Organisation)

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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The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The new Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry is designed to celebrate, and to build upon, Seamus Heaney’s enormous contribution to contemporary poetry, as ...
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The Windows Project

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The Windows Project is a real institution here in the North West. Since the 1970s Windows has been running poetry and other creative writing workshops...
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Tongues&Grooves

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Tongues&Grooves is a non-profit making poetry and music club providing a regular platform for local, national and international poets, writers and mus...
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Ty Newydd, the National Writers' Centre for Wales

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Ty Newydd is located a few minutes walk from the North Wales coast, a short drive from the mountains of Snowdonia and only a few hours by train from L...
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Welsh Poetry Competition

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Annual international poetry competition aimed at discovering new and unpublished writers. Based in South Wales.
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Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Because I believe it is an ideal site to have constant exposure

We are a South African Poetry Club hosting competitions for Students & Adults
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With Words

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: With Words promotes the love of words to the public via haiku events & workshops nationally from the Royal Festival Hall to smaller events (as well as...
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Write Out Loud

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: The aim of Write Out Loud is to increase the opportunities for the widest range of the public to express themselves through the medium of poetry, in i...
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Writing Together

 

(Poetry Organisation)

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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Yate & District Writer's Group

 

(Poetry Organisation)

details: Yate and District Writers Group Contact Tel: Sally on 01454 313044 or Steve on 07876 294956 Contact Email: poemsbymerlin@supaworld.com ...
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