On this page you find links to other bloggers, poets and poetry organisations, as well as titles of inspiring books and other resources.

  • Poetry Business – Ann and Peter Sansom run monthly writing days in Sheffield and Manchester. They publish the magazine the North and books, pamphlets, audio and ebooks under the smith/doorstop imprint. They are inspiring teachers. With the current Covid-19 restrictions they offer short workshops via Zoom. Several well-known poets (Michael Laskey, Kim Moore, Liz Berry, Andrew McMillan, etc) have so far shared their expertise.
  • – Josephine Corcoran did a marvellous job showcasing other poets’ work. She no longer posts on a daily basis, but the archives are still there.
  • The Garsdale Retreat – a small new writing centre in Garsdale, Cumbria.  Opened in 2017 by Hamish Wilson, it offers a range of writing workshops, as well as retreats.  It is in a rural setting, yet close to a small railway station and the M-way network.  Rebecca Nouchette provides delicious, homecooked food. During the Covid-19 period, Garsdale has started to offer on-line workshops.
  • Grey Hen Press – small independent press in Cumbria that publishes pamphlets and anthologies by women over 60.  There is also an annual open competition.
  • Julie Mellor – Julie was a fellow student on the Poeltry Business’ Writing School. On her site she also showcases the work of other poets.
  • Blogs by Jo Bell – Jo Bell’s blogs are inspiring.
  • The Poetry Society – The leading UK membership organisation to promote the study, use and enjoyment of poetry. They have regional groups, Stanzas, and also organise several competitions, including the annual one which attracts a large number of entries from poets worldwide.
  • poem-a-day – sign up for a poem a day from the Academy of American Poets.  Weekday poems are by contemporary US poets and w/end ones by dead ones.
  • The Poets’ Directory – a new initiative where poets can have details of their publications listed with sample poems. The site also lists online and print magazine with submission details.
  • Presence  – print magazine dedicated to haiku, tanka, haibun and related forms.
  • Snapshot Press – premier UK publisher of books of haiku, tanka and other short poems.
  • Free Verse Revolution – FVR has thousands of followers. It is now run by Kristiana who has monthly and weekly themes for her daily posts: poems, prose poems and short prose.

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