We need your help

The Poetry Archive’s vision is to acquire and make recordings of contemporary English-language poets reading their own work, to collect and preserve recordings of great poets from the past, and to make extracts from all these recordings available free of charge in as enjoyable and accessible way as possible via this website and beyond.

In order to make this exciting project succeed, we need your help.

The Poetry Archive is a registered charity and reliant on the generosity of donors just like you. We are grateful to each and every one of our supporters. You can find out more about who supports us on our Benefactors page.

There is a multitude of ways in which you can help: 

Make a One-off Donation

Sponsor a Poem

Become a Patron

Become a Corporate Partner

Leave a Legacy


£2,500 - could cover the cost of adding one new poet to the Archive.

£1,500 - could cover one month of website hosting and maintenance.

£500 - could pay to acquire and host a new historic or classic recording on the website.

£250 - could pay for an insightful biography and introduction to accompany a poet's work on the website.

£50 - could help create a lesson plan for a busy teacher.

£5 - covers the cost of keeping a poem available on the website for a month.

We thank you for any support you can give.

The Poetry Archive gratefully acknowledges the generous support of many organisations and individuals.