Explore poetry using our special collections. Curated around specific themes and forms, these collections bring you the wealth of poetry available in the Archive.

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National Poetry Day – the UK’s biggest mass-participation celebration of poetry takes place in October each year and is a fantastic resource for poetry fans.  For 2021, the National Poetry Day theme is CHOICE.  Poetry Archive has curated this superb collection of our…

Guided Tour

We’ve teamed up with the National Poetry Library to bring you this guided tour of The Poetry Archive. In this tour, members of the National Poetry Library team, Chris McCabe, Lorraine Mariner and Will René, walk you through their favourites within our collections.

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This collection of poems was specially selected for Bloom: Exeter Phoenix’s Festival of Mental Health Awareness.

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Earth Day is a day to celebrate our planet. Poets have long explored the fragility of the environment in ways which enable a deep, lasting appreciation and understanding of our world. We’ve put together a collection of poems which help…

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Celebrate common humanity, diverse cultures and the importance of poetry in the arts. We’ve put together a collection of recordings which travel widely across continents, histories, and languages. Together they demonstrate the amazing poetic talent drawn from international backgrounds which the Poetry Archive is proud to have in our keeping.

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Poetry also has the power to take us to new places, lifting off from the known world to explore beyond earth’s horizon, or making what we think we know strange again.

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National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by the charity Forward Arts Foundation as an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in and this year’s them is…

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This collection features a selection of poems written by previous winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award which is sponsored by the Foyle Foundation and run by the Poetry Society.

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Archive with Co-Founder Richard Carrington

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Poetry has a unique quality to give words to our feelings and emotions and light up darker moments of our lives. This collection explores poems chosen for their power to speak to personal experiences.

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It’s always great to receive flowers but we thought we would do something extra special and send you a lovely Bunch of Poems!

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