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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.

Portsmouth Festivities 2019
June 14 - 23

Once again, Portsmouth Poetry is a proud partner of Portsmouth Festivities which this season celebrates its 20th year.

See our Events page for details 

What's on the site?

The site is in 7 sections including this Home Page. 

You can reach the topics and pages of each by placing your cursor over the section title

1. Home
    + Featured Poet

An intro to a notable poet (not always well known) usually anniversary linked.


Our Mission and what we do

      + Our Partners
The people we have worked with and funded us
      + Gallery
Pictures of past projects
      + Who We Are
The people behind Portsmouth Poetry
      + Contact Us
Get in Touch
      + Links
Useful webs and Facebook pages

3. Poetry & WW1

The result of our 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


New and unpublished poetry sent in to the site with author profiles

      + Send us your Poems

How to submit your poetry to our site


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 


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


Occasional Blogs and Guest Blogs on related topics

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.