Thank-you for visiting the Poetry and Covid project.

This website serves as an archive for the AHRC-funded project ‘Poets Respond to
Covid-19: An International and Collaborative Poetry Project’. From June 2020 to June 2021, the website served as a platform for over 600 poets, publishing 1000+ poems. Over 100,000 people from over 125 countries around the world visited the site during this time, and many thousands more have since; you are heartily welcome to look around! Any queries can be directed to the project investigators, Professor Anthony Caleshu ( and Dr Rory Waterman (

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.