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 -



When Portsmouth Poetry began in 2016, we used the slogan "From A Borrowed Biro"  adapted from the lyric of a song written by poet, lyricist, journalist and broadcaster Clive James and reflecting how we borrow from poets at crucial times such as bereavement or when we fall in love. 

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