Kate Welsh, poet and performer, gives her top tips on what NOT to do when organising poetry events


Poetry, perhaps more than any other form of writing, delves deep into emotions and rhythm plays a big part in evoking those feelings.


Camille T Dungy at Poetry Foundation on how to write a wise poem


William Logan of the New York Times, argues for poetry in every day life.


Rattle's mission is to promote the practice of poetry.


CAMPUS is a community-driven online platform bringing together poets from all over the globe. It’s free to join and open to poets of all levels, from beginners to pros, from all backgrounds.


Sidekick Books offers up the first of their fixes:


Paul Muldoon is one the foremost contemporary Irish poets. He has more than 30 anthologies of poetry under his name and has won

numerous awards including the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He has worked at a number of universities and has now

been appointed as distinguished professor within the department of English and creative writing at Lancaster University.

He takes up his position in September.


The poet, who died 30 years ago, was a hero and prophet.

His matchless lyricism and love of the past went to the heart of what it means to be English.


Poet, canal laureate, blogger, one-time organiser of National Poetry Day and tireless supporter of poetry, Jo Bell, has drawn up a list of people

who 'really make poetry happen in the UK – the publishers, the event organisers, the evangelists and activists who keep plugging away, year

after year, to keep poetry healthy and diverse and thriving.'

Read about the awards on here blog here: belljarblog.wordpress.com