I’ve watched Poet in the City from the early days, stirring up the world of poetry, putting on innovative events and throwing unlikely sets of people together to see what comes out of it. The one thing that has never changed in all this time has been the determination to take poetry to wider audiences.

Imtiaz Dharker, Poet

Become a Friend and support us to transform the landscape of live poetry to create a vibrant, engaging space for all.


Support us to present classic and contemporary poetry events and commission new work

Discover the creative processes behind our work by peeking behind-the-scenes and getting to know us and our artists

Involve yourself in a rewarding and inclusive association of like-minded people


As a Poet in the City Friend you will have the opportunity to:

  • Join fun and informal gatherings with like-minded people and poets
  • Attend special ‘Carry on the Conversation’ discussions, a chance to talk to our artists after events
  • Get closer to the creativity with friends-only behind-the-scenes newsletters and podcasts
  • Be exempt from booking fees for our Kings Place events
  • Receive exciting goodies such as limited-edition Poet in the City artwork


You can become a Friend of Poet in the City for £65 per year, however any further donation you can make will be gratefully received.


Become a Friend


To find out more information please email Sarisha at [email protected] or call 0207 014 2812.


Join our Friends today and help us steer live poetry in a bold new direction.