You can now support the work of the Poetry Archive by text. It's very easy to do and each donation is greatly appreciated.

Donations will simply be added to your phone payments

Text POEM3 to 70300 to donate £3. Text POEM5 to 70300 to donate £5. Text POEM2 to 70500 to donate £2 every month. Text POEM3 to 70500 to donate £3 every month. Text POEM5 to 70500 to donate £5 every month. When you choose to give monthly, we'll text you each month to make sure you want to continue.

Poetry always begins and ends with listening


The poet is a liar who always tells the truth

Jean Cocteau


Bring poetry to life in your school! These pages are specially designed to help you and your students to get the most out of the Poetry Archive.

The Poetry Archive is a great place for students to research and learn about poetry.

Support and practical ideas to help you and your readers enjoy the Archive.

New to Poetry?
Tips on using the Archive for less confident readers, and for those who are unfamiliar with reading poetry.

Many of the books and recordings featured in the Archive can be bought at the Poetry Bookshop Online

The Children's Archive

This part of the Archive is full of poems chosen specially for children. Meet old favourites and make new discoveries.