The Poetry Trust
The Poetry Trust runs the annual Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and delivers a year-round programme of events and live performances, including schools tours, workshops for teachers and residential writing courses. Poetry Paper annually. Based in Suffolk.
The Poetry Society
The Poetry Society is a national organization for poets and poetry readers giving news, reviews and events listings. Based in London. Hosts poetry readings and workshops. Members receive magazine and bulletin.
The Poetry Library
A comprehensive collection of modern poetry including all twentieth-century work published in the UK and a wide selection from other English-speaking countries. Based in London.
The Poetry Book Society
The Poetry Book Society is a specialist book club in which members can buy poetry books at a discount. Members get mailings of new collections each year, chosen by a panel of selectors.
The Scottish Poetry Library
Centre for poetry in Scotland. Since its foundation in 1984 it has amassed a remarkable collection of written works, as well as tapes and videos. Based in Edinburgh.
The Academi is the Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency and Society for Authors. It runs events, competitions, international exchanges and festivals. It is also responsible for the National Poet of Wales project. Based in Cardiff.
The British Council Literature
News about UK writers, information on British Council literature events in the UK and worldwide and a complete listing of UK literature festivals (available online).
Nottingham Writers’ Studio
Nottingham Writers’ Studio is an organisation for East Midlands writers, offering premises, workshops, support, events and information to keep East Midlands writers up to date on literary happenings. Based in Nottingham.
Writing East Midlands
Writing East Midlands is a development agency set up to support writers living in the East Midlands region.
Five Leaves Publications
Five Leaves Publications is a Nottingham-based independent publisher publishing fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Shoestring Press is a small independent publishing house specializing in poetry. Based in Nottingham.
HappenStance Press is an independent publisher specialising in poetry pamphlets and based in Scotland.
The Bookcase in Lowdham village, Nottinghamshire. A popular independent bookshop run by Jane Streeter, co-founder of The Lowdham Book Festival.
Lunar Poetry is a great magazine publishing striking new poetry and reviews, including reviews of Candlestick Press publications.
Newbooks is a bi-monthly magazine aimed at readers and reading groups, first published in 2000. The magazine offers a free book every issue.
What You Sow
Stockist of Ten Poems about Gardens and other gifts for the green-fingered.
Artist and illustrator based in Nottingham.
Derbyshire-based artist of paintings, murals and engravings.
Derbyshire-based textile designer and illustrator.
Ruth Green Designs
Lovely illustrator of some of our children's titles.
Poetry By Heart
Poetry By Heart is a pioneering national competition designed to encourage pupils aged 14-18 and at school and college in England to learn and to recite poems by heart.