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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 Poetry   Covid-19 Crisis

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

What's New?

Portsmouth Poetry Competition 2020

Details of our highly successful international competition and the winning poems


FIND US ALSO ON.....

For regular updates, information or to comment and contribute visit our Facebook and Twitter pages ….


www.facebook.com/PortsmouthPoetry

@PortsmouthPoet1


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.

What's Here?

Find you way around our website

The site is in 8 Sections, some with more than one page....

HOMEPAGE

You're there NOW!!

ABOUT

Our Mission

+ Partners

+ Gallery

+ Who We Are

+ Contact

+ Links

2020 POETRY COMPETITION

Details of our competition and how to enter

AWAY WITH WORDS

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!

+ Current Events

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

REVIEWS

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'

FEATURED POET

The life and work of a poet explained especially where the poet has been allowed to slip into obscurity or is the victim of misrepresentation

DYLAN THOMAS

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!

POETRY & WW1

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

NEW WORK

New and unpublished poetry sent in to the site with author profiles

+ Send us your Poems

How to submit your poetry to our site

8. BLOG
Occasional blogs plus guest contributions (feel free to send us a contribution)