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Welcome to the Website of Portsmouth Poetry

Established in 2016 we are a non-profit body encouraging poets and poetry in the city specialising in community and educational projects.

What's on the site?

The site is in 6 sections in addition to this Home Page. Each section has its own page but some are composed of separate pages. You can reach these by placing your cursor over the section title


Our Mission and what we do

Our Partners
Who We Are
Contact Us

The people we have worked with and funded us

Pictures of past projects

An introduction to the people behind Portsmouth Poetry

Get in Touch

Useful webs and Facebook pages


Paaschendaele Project 2017

Lost Poets

Invisible Women

Men from Portsmouth who fought in the worst battle of WW1 narrated through poetry. A Heritage Lottery funded project

The lives and work of the poets who died in WW1

The women poets of WW1 whose work has largely been forgotten


New Poetry sent in to the site

Send Us Your Poems

How to send us your work


Articles, information and events about one of the greatest modern poets who lived locally for a while


Poetry and arts related information for the area. Your chance to advertise and promote your organisation and events!


For regular updates, information or to contribute visit our Facebook page ….


Portsmouth Festivities

Portsmouth Festivities has been an important part of the cultural calendar in the city since 1999.

For 10 days in June, the Festivities packs the city's unique venues with poetry, music, art, performance and talks bringing its rich heritage and thriving cultural scene to the forefront, broadening participation, capturing imaginations and celebrating diversity. 

Portsmouth Poetry is proud to be a Festivities Creative Partner.