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Welcome to Poet in the City

Poet in the City is an exciting and innovative venture philanthropy charity committed to attracting new audiences to poetry, making new connections for poetry and raising money to support poetry education.

Specialising in organising high-profile poetry events with leading corporate sponsors and creative partners, Poet in the City is one the UK's fastest growing arts organisations.

"In recent years Poet in the City has grown into one of the UK's leading Arts organisations, bringing poetry to people in a way that is always fresh, engaging and relevant. Its work in inspiring new audiences to engage with poetry is very exciting, and is something that I am proud to support." 

- Jo Shapcott, Patron of Poet in the City


National Poetry Day:
Our new Patron Sir Andrew Motion talks about Poet in the City and our Through the Door project, live on the Robert Elms show on BBC Radio London
Tune in Live from 1.30pm Thursday 2nd October: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbclondon/on-air

Next Events:

National Poetry Day: A Poetry Breakfast with Leontia Flynn - Thurs 2nd October

Poetry Portraits - Mon 6th October

World War I: Poetry from around the world - Mon 13th October

More information on these and other upcoming events on our events page


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