portsmouth poetry 

From A Borrowed Biro

Portsmouth Poetry is a non-profit voluntary organisation promoting mixed-arts  events and activities  in the city. We work in partnership with other organisations and venues in art, theatre, music and education drawing on a broad spectrum of expertise to provide performances and community & educational projects . 

A full copy of the Constitution of Portsmouth Poetry is available on request, please visit the 'Contact' page.

Portsmouth Poetry is managed by  volunteer professionals providing skills and expertise relevant to the provision of poetry, arts and educational activities.

Look around our website and if you have any comments, questions suggestions for activities or wish to contribute your poetry or promote your work, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!

For more information about who we are and what we do, visit the other pages in this section -

Why us?


The Mission of Portsmouth Poetry is to enhance cultural provision within the city working in partnership with other venues and organisations recognising the educational, health, community and economic benefits poetry the arts bring to create a vibrant city.


The principle objects of

Portsmouth Poetry are-


  1. To organise performance events presenting poetry to a wide and diverse audience


2. To foster and assist rising UK poets and to encourage people of all backgrounds to explore and write poetry


    3. To work with local schools, colleges, the university, community organisations and cultural providers; employing poetry to develop learning, a love of the arts and communication and interpersonal skills

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    The song "Have You Got A Biro  I Can Borrow" was written in collaboration with and performed  by Pete Atkin on the 1970  album "Beware Of The Beautiful Stranger"