We want the Poetry Archive to be fully enjoyed by readers in public libraries. To help us achieve this, we have asked the Reading Agency to help us develop a toolkit for librarians.

You can use the Archive to raise the profile of poetry in your library, to kick-start (or develop) your poetry reading group, to mount displays to show off and extend your poetry stock, and to choose poets for live events.

Get your copy of the toolkit.

Search for a poem or a poet:

My Archive

Create lists of your favourite poems and poets and share them with friends.

Browse all poets by name

View all poets

Browse all poems by title

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Glossary of poetic terms

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