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Adrian Mitchell Home Page of UK writer and poet Adrian Mitchell
Al-bab.com An open hand to the Arab world of poetry.
All Spirit Spiritual unfoldment, poetry, writings, sacred texts. Poetry with a Buddhist slant
Anvil Press Poetry England's longest-standing independent poetry publisher. Specialising in contemporary English poets plus a range of translated poetry, from ancient classics to modern.
Online catalogue of poetry books available and purchase details.

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah's home page

Blackcat Poems

Poetry from group of international poets. An online library of poems categorized by subject and poet. Poems for Funerals - Poems for Weddings - Love Poems - etc. Well worth a bookmark


Black-Poetry.com is a free forum where people can post their poetry, short stories, articles, etc. for the world to share. If you would are a published author and would like to advertise your book, then please consider black-poetry.com as a place to advertise your works.

The Black Poetry Cafe

Join and enjoy Spoken Word as well as written literary works from some of the best poets around the net. Become a BP Café member, and be welcomed by many great artists as we come together to celebrate our poetic gifts.

We encourage FREE SPEECH here. You will not have any restrictions on what you post in this forum. All we ask is that you be respectful to everyone. There are no fees, membership dues or donations required. We only have ONE RULE: that you comment on at least 3 poems or discussion items before you begin posting your own work.

What you can expect here is great poetry and discussion from very talented writers and an atmosphere of love and respect.
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Birgitta Jónsdóttir

Member of the Icelandic Parliament and accomplished poet. Tibet - http://immi.is - Saving Iceland - Collateral Murder - FOIA - WikiLeaks

Colin Watts

Colin Watts home site provides samples of this bards talents, bio and contact info.

Come strut Your Stuff

Come Strut Your Stuff is a popular, long-running poetry and acoustic music event that takes place once a month in the intimate and friendly atmosphere of Liverpool's Egg Café.
Although this website comes top in the Google search for 'Egg Cafe Liverpool' please note that this is not the website for The Egg Café. If you want to contact the venue you can find the details on the 'Venue' page.
Performers should note that the set list is filling up earlier than ever before (often by 7.20pm) so if you want a performance slot you need to be there early.

Daniels' visual poems David Daniels' Visual poems plus links to visual poems by other authors

Dead Good Poets Society

The Dead Good Poets Society is based in Liverpool and exists to promote poetry through performance and to encourage the development of new poets and audiences.

Deep Underground Poetry Deep Underground Poetry website. Featuring original and uncensored work. Members can submit writing, comments and critique. Private messages facilities and forums. Re-launched site with expanding online community and is a good place to engage with like minded poets.
Dylan Thomas Home Page of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Best place for all things Dylan Thomas
English Pen -spacer English Pen on social media The pen is mightier than the sword in the hands of a writer with something to say, and so there are those who fear what truths may be told. If the fearsome are in positions of power then the writer or reader maybe in need of help. English PEN is the mother of PEN International, the worldwide fellowship of writers promoting free expression and literature across frontiers.
Football Poets Football poems and poets. Includes a "Live" section, info on workshops and stuff for schools.

The HyperTexts

The HyperTexts is an on-line poetry journal with a simple goal: to showcase the best poetry available to us. We publish poems we find compelling; the poems make our selection process easy. A good poem makes our job a "no-brainer." We simply look for poems that make every word tell, poems we find memorable because they refuse to be forgotten.

We welcome your input--positive, negative or indifferent. We are particularly interested in establishing links to the home pages of poets and other online poetry forums. If you have a home page or web site with an emphasis on poetry and are willing to discuss reciprocal links, please contact us at the e-mail address below. We do not accept unsolicited submissions, except those of poets whose work has appeared in journals like The Formalist, Light Quarterly, The Hudson Review, Pivot, The Lyric, The Neovictorian/Cochlea, Edge City Review, The Raintown Review, The New Formalist and Ironwood.

International War Veterans Poetry Archives

Originally a database of Vietnam Veteran poems. The IWVPA does not glorify the subject of war but hosts poetry by those who have lived through or been affected by it.



John Keats . com Gossip and news on Keats and a virtual Keats-Community
Kahlil Site dedicated to Kahlil Gibran
Mandy Coe Mandy Coe's Home Page (UK performance poet, activist, artist, author), Sample poems and info on workshops.
Maya Angelou Dr. Maya Angelou's Home page
National Poetry day UK - twitter Info on National Poetry Day in the UK. Features: poet in residence, Dream Tour and a Children's poetry competition. Provides info on events and live performances around the country.

Old Poetry . com

Oldpoetry is a site dedicated to exploring the great history of poetry. All poets today can learn from great masters, and even people not interested in writing poetry can enjoy learning from the heritage of Yeats, Whitman, and other famous poets in our archive.
Find great poems easily.
A free allpoetry.com account is required to comment and participate.

Other Poetry Web site of the Other Poetry magazine, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Oxford University links Provides listings of poetry magazines (some online), poetry societies, poetry websites and online archives, plus info on individual poets, and pages on poetry of a country or of a language.
Pam Ayres Home Page of Pam Ayres, a popular British poet
Panhandle: Hypertex poem Hypertext poem with graphics and sound - very atmospheric!
Peter Howard's Hypertext poetry Hypertext poetry and Web Art links. Hypertext poetry is new genre, and means different things to different people. These links show a variety of approaches.
Poems From Reality - twitter John Lavan's blog. Words really matter. Reading and writing poems and poetry helps me concentrate on words, thoughts, feelings. My first son, Andrew, has Down's Syndrome and he allows me to see the world differently and that's a great source of inspiration - as are my sons Angus, Adam and wife Amelie...........words, poems, feelings ...........Love - of course!!!
Poetry Archive "The Poetry Archive is the world's premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work" UK Arts Council funded site dedicated to keeping alive poetry readings.
Poetry 24 - spacertwitter Editors Martin Hodges and Clare Kirwan provide a free platform for poets across the globe who have penned verse about a current news item. Definitely a site to check out on a regular basis.
Poetry 24/7 "one-stop shop for anyone looking for a quality spoken word poetry experience." Poetry 24 7 promises to go that extra mile for the poets they support.
Poets Paradise

Collection of useful poetry resources on the Amsterdam Printing site.

Poetry Can, UK One-stop portal to the world of poetry in the South West of England."
Catalogue of poems, poets, events, a showcase and directory. Runs an annual poetry competition and provides links to others.
Poetry Class "Poetryclass is the solution for teachers wanting to bring poetry alive in the classroom. Our online poetry classroom and unique INSET training provides teachers with a 'nuts and bolts' insight into how poetry works."
Poetry Festival - facebook Info on the annual poetry festival in Ledbury (near Ross on Wye, UK). Runs a poetry competition.
Poetry Foundation - facebook twitter Lots of poetry stuff. Good navigation - great site for poetry lovers
Poetry Kit A listing of poetry competitions and more (lots of links and contacts)
Poetry Library Major library for modern and contemporary poetry: funded by the Arts Council of England.
Poetry London - facebook twitter Web site of the Poetry London, magazine, (UK)
Poetry Magazines archive. Free access site to the full-text digital library of 20th and 21st century UK poetry magazines from the Poetry Library collection. MP3 downloads of poems, read by the poets themselves.
Poetry Magic Resource centre for the theory and craft of writing poetry.
Poetry Online "Free, online famous poetry resource providing the famous poems by the World's most popular Poets." Site gives a privacy guarantee.

Poets Org - facebook twitter

Poets.org is the award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets. Visitors to Poets.org will find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews, and poetry recordings. Also available are resources such as the National Poetry Map, a national events calendar, and poetry lesson plans for teachers.

Poetry Please (BBC) Website of the BBC Radio programme "Poetry Please". Includes "Listen Live" audio features.
Poetry Portal UK "A site by poets for poets." Created by the Intellocracy Poetry Society (Poets for a global Democracy of the Intellect). Site offline since their exhibition of poems by Burmese and Chinese intellectuals.
Poetry School Unprecedented choice of activities. Courses', one-day workshops, an opportunity for poets of all levels opportunity to improve their skills.
Poetry Society, UK - facebook twitter UK Poetry Society Home Page. Founded in 1909, The Poetry Society has long been a part of the UK poetry establishment.
Alexander Pushkin Albion Michigan Home Page International Poets Series is honoured to present - Other Alexander Pushkin's poems

Roger Mcgough

Home page of popular UK poet Roger Mcgough
Ruben Dario All about Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío
Rumi Site devoted to the Sufi mystic poet Rumi
Siegfried Sassoon Online collection of Sassoon manuscripts, photos and letters at Oxford University.. Focuses on his war poetry
Scottish Poetry Library "The Scottish Poetry Library is the place for poetry in Scotland, for the regular reader, the serious student or the casual browser".
Shadow Poetry

Shadow Poetry was created as a place for writers to walk 'out of the shadows' with their poetry. Our goal is to help poets improve writing skills, increase knowledge of poetry forms, build self-confidence, and receive recognition for their work in a friendly and supportive environment. Our vision is to be the most personable and ad-free poetry resource site on the web.

Sheer Poetry

Sheerpoetry.co.uk is an innovative and constantly changing new UK poetry site.

War Poetry UK War and anti war poetry - Poems by former soldiers, residents of war zones, those with close connections to wars, plus those deeply concerned about recent wars.

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