As an Arts and Humanities Research Council Project…

Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, and supported by the University of Plymouth and Nottingham Trent University, our project benefits from the promotion and collaboration of our Partners at the local, national and international level.

To become a Partner, please contact us

The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has more than 4000 members worldwide and publishes the leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review

Poetry Ireland Covid and Poetry

Poetry Ireland

Poetry Ireland connects people and poetry. We are committed to achieving excellence in the reading, writing and performance of poetry throughout the island of Ireland.

Poetry Ireland receives support from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and we enjoy rewarding partnerships with arts centres, festivals, schools, colleges and bookshops at home and abroad.

Poetry Wales Partners with Poetry and Covid.

Poetry Wales

Founded in 165, Poetry Wales is Wales’ foremost poetry magazine, publishing  internationally respected contemporary poetry, features and reviews in its triannual print and digital magazine. Poetry Wales platforms international contemporary poetry from Welsh and international writers in its mission to sustain and preserve the artistic works both inspiring our literary present and shaping our literary future. 

National Centre for Writing

The National Centre for Writing celebrates and explores the artistic and social power of creative writing and literary translation. Our on-going programme of innovative collaborations engages writers, literary translators and readers, in person and online, in projects that support new voices and new stories, and respond to the rapidly changing world of writing.

Covid and Poetry Partnership Nottingham UNESCO

Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

As a UNESCO City of Literature, our mission is to build a better world with words. Our permanent designation as a UNESCO Creative City enables us to use the power of words to transform lives, create new opportunities and establish Nottingham as a leading destination for lovers of literature worldwide.

Heidelberg UNESCO City of Literature

In Heidelberg, literature is omnipresent. Taking a walk through the city, one finds publishing houses, bookshops and libraries around every corner. Taking a look at the vibrant scene of writers, translators and theatre life, one discovers a high level of literary productiveness. No day without literary event, no summer without literary festival, no year without literary award winners. Literature is literally everywhere.

Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature

If you have ever visited Ulyanovsk you will never forget its picturesque view of the Volga River, narrow streets in the city-centre and houses built in the 19th century. The territory covers 123 sq.miles, its population is 600 000 people representing over 100 nationalities.

Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library is a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry, and Scottish poetry in particular. We are passionately committed to bringing the pleasures and benefits of poetry to as wide an audience as possible. Physically and virtually, the Scottish Poetry Library’s doors are open. There’s poetry here for everyone, and we can help you find the poem you’ll want to keep.

Poetry and Covid-19 ARCHIVE (This website archives the over 1000 poems submitted by over 600 poets, and viewed by over 100,000 from over 125 countries during the Covid-19 pandemic, June 2020-June 2021). Thank you to all who took part in the Poetry and Covid project.