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Poetry societies

Poetry magazines and media

  • Aesthetica - A multi-arts magazine, glossy, entertaining. Informative reviews.
  • Ambit - Quality old style magazine. Traditional but still full of good and sometimes adventurous material
  • Archive of the Now - Electronic and print collection of poetry and text-based work.
  • ARTEMISpoetry - (bi-annual journal) publishes women's poetry, reviews, articles from new and established poets (60 pp+)
  • Banipal - Required reading for anyone interested in the literature from the Arabic speaking world.
  • Blesok - Superb bi-lingual Macedonian / English e-magazine
  • Jacket - The most comprehensive, world oriented e-magazine around. Packed with reviews,articles, interviews, features edited by John Tranter.
  • Mslexia - "for women who write" -- and for all to read.
  • PN Review - Magazine with a firm tradition of articulate reviews and outstanding articles.
  • Poetry Directory - Online index featuring a variety of resources including poetry, forums, reviews, criticism, poetry associations and archives.
  • Poetry London - International magazine with an impressive editorial policy that includes a very eclectic list of contributors
  • Poetry Magazines - The Saison Poetry Library housing the Arts Council collection at Southbank Centre
  • Ready Steady Book - "One of the most useful and informative literary blogs I know of." Pierre Joris, poet and translator
  • Stride Magazine - The UK's answer to Jacket, very good on reviews, articles,information.
  • The Bow Wow Shop - Online poetry magazine edited by Michael Glover - views, reviews, articles and opinions. Always something new to ponder, always worth a visit.
  • The Poetry Business - Includes the magazine The North and the publishing house Smith Doorstop.
  • The Poetry Foundation - Publisher of Poetry Magazine. Website offers many features and resources, including news, blog, articles, podcasts, links, poetry tours, learning labs and much more.
  • The Verb, BBC Radio 3
  • Transcript - The only e-magazine reviewing, listing, commenting and giving useful information on a European-wide literary front..
  • Wolf Magazine - Progressive, catholic, serious, a new magazine worthy of support edited by James Byrne.

Writer websites

Literary festivals

Poetry pubishers

  • Anvil Press Poetry - Been going 40 years but still putting out new and innovative material.
  • Archipelago Books - Very interesting list. Most books in translation.
  • Bloodaxe Books - Top of the range, Consistently catholic and innovatory. Been going now as long as Arc!
  • Carcanet - Largest of the independent presses in the U.K. Poets from a very broad spectrum, consistently high quality.
  • Enitharmon - Very well established independent publisher. very good poetry list alongside specialist limited edition art books.
  • Poetry Wales - Founded in 1965, Poetry Wales is a quarterly magazine with an international reputation for excellent poems, features and reviews from Wales and beyond. Edited by Zoe Skoulding.
  • Salt Publishing - Only ten years old, so still considered the new kid on the block. Huge list. Has given first timers a real crack of the whip.

Other literary sites

  • Diversity (International PEN) - One of a host of PEN sites, hosted in Macedonia. Have a look, you never know what you'll find.
  • English Pen - A wealth of vital information for those concerned with the freedom to write and speak against tyranny.
  • Exiled Writers Ink - This very necessary organisation aims to facilitate the wider dissemination of work by writers in exile and to ensure they have a platform.
  • International Pen - ..... a place where writers from all cultures meet to discuss, debate and communicate. As with English PEN, essential reading, a mine of worldwide information.
  • Literature Across Frontiers - European platform for literary exchange and debate - the best organisation dedicated to cross border / boundry / culture integration and co-operation.
  • On KUSP Radio
  • Poetry Library - South Bank Centre - The National Poetry Library. Holds all books of verse published over the last 20 years + many, many more. Also a huge online resource.
  • Poetry Writing and Analysis Guide - Comprehensive Learning Guide For Poets, Students and Educators
  • Scottish Poetry Library - Lucky Scotland, lucky Edinburgh. A first class resource both hard copies and on line.
  • The Arts Council
  • The Poetry Kit - Listings, hints, information and so much more...