Roddy Lumsden outlines the route to getting a volume of poetry published and advises poets on when and how to approach a publisher.


There's probably more poems about love than there are about the contents of a shed, but acclaimed poet Michael Symmons Roberts makes the point that no subject is off limits when it comes to finding a topic to put into verse.


Poetry publishers can’t just publish poetry they love. Poetry publishing is a business and no business can afford to run at a loss. When you send your manuscript to a publisher, they’re not just looking at how wonderful the poetry is, but also considering if it might make a loss. Emma Lee gives a list of why manuscripts are rejected:


The success of hip-hop has radically reshaped many American art forms. This is particularly true of poetry.


With its rules, terms, famous practitioners and variety, poetry can seem daunting. But you don't have to know your accentual verse from your zeugma to make words flow on the page.


Makar Liz Lochhead says analytical approach is spoiling how children learn to love poetry.


Pascale Petit says that poetry captures the wonder and the ineffable in our lives.


Charlotte Runcie: What are public poets for? A bit of sound and fury, that's what.

The merits of their literary output is beside the point. Desperate times call for literary heroes.


Robert Peak, an American poet in England, says conceptual poetry is not about people; it is about ideas.


The poet, novelist and playwright on family, Britain’s child soldiers and hating novels set in Hampstead (and then writing one)


Helena Nelson explains why she fell in love with a poem at first sight and gives some insight into what makes a poem grab the attention.


In a culture that has consigned poetry to the margins, Simon Armitage has become something very rare: a genuinely popular British poet.


Chrissie Gittins says it’s time to get confident about children’s poetry, children love it – so publishers,

bookshops and libraries should stop hiding it and start celebrating


Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award 2015 shortlist