Patrons Scheme

Support That Speaks Volumes - Become a Patron

The Poetry Archive is an entirely not-for-profit organisation. It exists to:

  • Preserve the voices of English-language poets for future generations
  • Make poetry accessible to everyone
  • Offer educational resources to enhance the teaching of poetry
  • Encourage enjoyment of poetry through the listening experience
  • Support poets by promoting their work

Since its launch in 2005, the Archive has grown into a much loved and highly valued resource. Over 500 poets’ work is now available, free of charge, on the Archive’s website. We have had over 20 million visits from every country in the world.

We are constantly working to record more poets and to improve our website but we can’t do that without continued support.

Our Patrons Scheme enables our friends to make a regular and greatly valued difference to the future success and direction of this unique project whilst receiving exclusive benefits as a thank you for their support. There has never been a better time to become a regular supporter of the Archive.

 

Become a Lyric Patron - £120

  • Sponsor your favourite poem in the Archive or dedicate a poem to someone
  • Quarterly patrons’ newsletter with unique insights and updates
  • A free download album every quarter
  • Exclusive previews of new poets added to the website
  • Annual Poetry Archive CD
  • Opportunity to buy tickets to our annual patrons’ event with private readings from special guests

Become a Lyric patron now

 

Become a Sonnet Patron - £1000

  • Sponsor your favourite poem in the Archive or dedicate a poem to someone
  • Quarterly patrons’ newsletter with unique insights and updates
  • A free download album every quarter
  • Exclusive previews of all new poets added to the website
  • Annual Poetry Archive CD
  • Invitation to the annual patrons’ event with private readings from special guests
  • Acknowledgement on our Benefactors Page

Become a Sonnet patron now

 

Become an Epic Patron - £3000

  • Sponsor your favourite poem in the Archive or dedicate a poem to someone
  • Quarterly patrons’ newsletter with unique insights and updates
  • A free download album every quarter
  • Exclusive previews of all new poets added to the website
  • Annual Poetry Archive CD
  • Invitation to the annual patrons’ event with private readings from special guests
  • Two extra tickets to the patrons dinner
  • Acknowledgement on our Benefactors Page
  • Exclusive opportunity to attend a private recording session with one of our poets
  • Signed bottle of Andrew Motion’s Poet Laureate Sherry (Limited Availability)

Become an Epic patron now

 

* All levels of the patrons’ scheme support comprise a benefits value detailing the actual cost of membership to The Poetry Archive. Benefits can be purchased separately at their actual costs, for information on purchasing benefits separately please contact [email protected]. Any amounts given over and above the benefits value are given freely as a donation and are therefore eligible for Gift Aid. Lyric membership comprises £20 donation/£100 benefits, Sonnet membership comprises £600 donation/£400 benefits, Epic membership comprises £2000 donation/£1000 benefits.

Give by post

Should you prefer to give by post, please send a cheque payable to ‘The Poetry Archive’ along with a Gift Aid form to:

The Poetry Archive
PO Box 286
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6 1AL UK

If you're a UK tax payer, you can add 25% to your donation via Gift Aid. Donate online and follow the links to make a Gift Aid declaration, or donate by post, downloading a Gift Aid declaration below and including it with your donation.


Gift Aid form PDF | 108K 

Tick the Gift Aid box to allow us to reclaim tax on your donation.

 

 

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