About Us

Putting poetry on a platform

Poet in the City is an arts organisation which promotes a love of poetry to new audiences through live events, projects, commissions and participation. Programming around 50 events and performances a year, we work with leading UK and international poets, celebrated actors and experts from across the arts and wider social sectors to present poetry in a new way.

We provide a dynamic platform to contemporary poets, curate imaginative and exciting themed events and bring classic poetry to life for a 21st century audience.  Through our work, we have fostered a genuine and growing appetite for accessible, challenging and inspiring poetry performances.

Poet in the City has a thriving volunteer community and also works regularly with young people through education and employability schemes.

History

Poet in the City has its roots in the City of London, and still maintains a direct link by programming events in inner city locations, and by a bold and innovative approach to corporate sponsorship. 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.