About Us

Poetry beyond books

Poet in the City brings poetry to life beyond books, producing classic and contemporary poetry performances taking on major ideas, issues and people. We showcase biopics, use poetry to animate moments of cultural and social change, and create dramatic poetry experiences in major arts venues and unusual spaces.

Audiences are at the heart of Poet in the City; we work with a thriving community of volunteers who are involved in all aspects of our work, deliver creative audience participation programmes and lead a producers scheme for 16-25 year olds to train the next generation of poetry producers.


Poet in the City has its roots in the City of London, and still maintains a direct link through city and corporate partnerships. Since our inception in 2003 we have grown from a subsidised poetry education project into one of the leading poetry organisations in the UK, receiving NPO funding from the Arts Council.