Useful Links

Arts Festival sites

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival
Held annually in spring, there are children and schools events as well as creative writing programmes.

Annual music festival with growing poetry events held in Suffolk.

Ledbury Poetry Festival
Annual ten day poetry festival held in July in Herefordshire.

The Poetry Trust
Delivers from Suffolk a year-round live and digital programme, creative education opportunities, courses, prizes and publications


Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Poetry prize organised by the Poetry Society for writers aged 11-17.

Manchester Writing Competition
Includes a £200 prize for 18-25 year olds.

Poetry by Heart
National competition for 14-18 pupils, at school and college in England, to learn and to recite poems by heart.


The Gallery Press
Publishes poetry, drama and prose by some of Ireland’s leading contemporary writers.

Oxford Poetry
Published twice a year, Oxford Poetry is the oldest poetry magazine in the world.

The Poetry Kit
A comprehensive online resource for poets including listings of competitions, courses and events.

Interviews, reviews and poetry

Resources for Poets

Every Poet
Includes an online forum and classic poems.

The Guardian Poetry Workshop
Each month a different poet sets a writing exercise and chooses their favourite responses.

Poetry Out Loud
Historical poetry recordings.

Sit Down and Write
Tips for budding poets.


Resources for Teachers

British Library
Find pages written by the British Library’s experts on poetry

National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)

Supports the development of creative writing of all genres and in all educational and community settings throughout the UK

National Poetry Library
Housing the Arts Council Collection at South Bank Centre, London

Poetry Archive
The Poetry Archive is the world’s premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work.

Poetry Book Society 
Founded by T S Eliot in 1953, the PBS provides information, advice and discounts on poetry books

Poetry Class
A collection of learning resources from The Poetry Society.

An English teaching online site with almost 12,000 resources

Oxford's Poetry Scene

Christ Church, University of Oxford
Home of Tower Poetry

Clutag Press
A small but prestigious poetry press sponsored, in part, by Tower Poetry

University of Oxford
Check it out for poetry debates and the Professor of Poetry’s public lectures each term

Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre

For research and discussion of issues surrounding Twentieth and Twenty-first Century poetry; to promote poetry in the local community and to encourage connections between poets, academics and readers of poetry.