Established in 2016 we are a non-profit body encouraging poets and poetry in the city specialising in community and educational projects.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Portsmouth Poetry has been forced to shelve its projects for Spring/Summer 2020 and our monthly 'AWAY WITH WORDS' events with Portsmouth Guildhall. We hope to return in the Autumn. Please visit our Twitter and Facebook pages
Portsmouth Poetry Competition 2020
We are looking for poets of all ages to enter our 'CoronaVerses' competition. Entry is free. Prizes for winning poems which will be published here
Visit the Poetry Competition page for details of how to enter
For regular updates, information or to comment and contribute visit our Facebook and Twitter pages ….
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.
The site is in 8 Sections, some with more than one page....
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+ Who We Are
Details of our competition and how to enter
Our monthly spoken word event at Portsmouth Guildhall Studio explores the many forms words may take. A 'Pay-What-You-Feel' event with Bar.
SEE THE AWAY WITH WORDS PAGE FOR WHATS ON NEXT!
Poetry and arts related information for the area. Your chance to advertise and promote your organisation and events!
Reviews of newly published poems and collections and the poets who create them
Current Reviews are:
Jericho Brown 'The Tradition'
Joanna Lilley 'Endlings'
Emily Priest 'Nichotine & Napalm'
Portsmouth Poetry is run by two Welsh lovers of spoken and written word (one from West Wales & one from the North). Inevitably, we love the great (and the greatest) poet from the land of Bardds.
Articles, information and events about one of the greatest modern poets who lived in Hampshire for a while including new insights and views from Portsmouth Poetry
"LOVE THE WORDS"
One of the American actors at the rehearsals for the first ever performance of Under Milk Wood at the 'Y' in New York in 1953 asked for direction. This was Dylan's response.
This is what Portsmouth Poetry is all about!
The result of our 2017 WW1 project funded by Heritage Lottery, Arts Council England and Big Ideas
+ Paaschendaele 2017
Men from Portsmouth who fought in the worst battle of WW1 narrated through poetry. A Heritage Lottery funded project
+ Lost Poets
The lives and work of the poets who died in WW1
+ Invisible Women
The women poets of WW1 whose work is often overlooked
+ Send us your Poems
How to submit your poetry to our site
For regular updates on what we are doing and information on poets and poetry past and present, visit us our Facebook and Twitter pages