about us

Poet in the City is an extraordinary marriage between the business world and the world of poetry. It is a means of promoting a love of poetry amongst new audiences by means of live poetry events, and of funding educational work, in particular the placing poets in schools where they can stimulate and inspire children and young adults to read and write poetry. See  the Poets in Schools page for more information.

Poet in the City has an impressive track record of hosting prestigious poetry events involving leading corporate sponsors and creative partners. These events regularly attract audiences of 200-250 people, many of whom have not been in the habit of attending poetry events. They are renowned for their high quality and eclectic subject matter, and for celebrating poetry as an exhilarating and living art form. See the Poetry events page for more information.

Poet in the City is run by Isobel Colchester (Acting Chief Executive) and Renato Labi (Chair) and is managed by a board of distinguished trustees. Poet in the City is a charity that is rapidly extending and developing its important and innovative work.