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Gift Subscriptions

22 November 2011


If you wish to purchase a gift subscription to Poetry London for a loved one this festive season, we are pleased to be able to include a free gift subscription card.

You can purchase a 1 or 2 year subscription (3 or 6 issues) via our website.


If you want to include a special message on the card, you can provide this in the 'Add special instructions to seller' field of the Paypal form. If you have any problems with this, you can email your message to

Poetry London Autumn 2011 Launch Reading

12 October 2011

Launch event: Wednesday 12th October 2011, 6.30pm,


Join us to launch the Autumn issue of Poetry London. Paul Farley, Sasha Dugdale, Luke Kennard and Cristina Newton will be reading their poems in the magazine, as well as other work.

This event will also see the presentation of prizes for our 2011 competition winners (including Cristina Newton, Liz Berry and Mary Wight).

Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start.

Free entrance. Free wine. Disabled access.

Foyles, The Gallery, 113–119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2.

Poetry London Poetry Competition 2011

11 August 2011

Cristina Newton has won first prize in the Poetry London Competition 2011, judged by Paul Farley. The Spanish-born poet, who is based in Swindon, will receive £1000 and her poem will be published in our autumn issue, together with the runners-up. Cristina’s poem ‘Edison Peña Runs the 6 Miles’ picks up on the news story of the Chilean miners in 2010.


Second prize of £500 goes to Liz Berry for her poem ‘Sow’, and third prize of £200 to Edinburgh-based Mary Wight for her poem ‘Admission’.


Four poets receive commendations, and £75: Peter Daniels for ‘The Captive’; Diane Tang for ‘Neanderthals at the Seaside’; John Wedgwood Clarke for ‘Limpet’; and Pat Winslow for ‘The Twelve Brothers’. The commended poems will be published on the Poetry London website in the autumn.


Prizes will be presented by Paul Farley at the launch of the autumn issue on Weds 12th October, at Foyles on Charing Cross Road.



2011 Winners


1st Prize: Cristina Newton

‘Edison Peña Runs the 6 Miles’


2nd Prize: Liz Berry



3rd Prize: Mary Wight



Commended: Peter Daniels

‘The Captive’


Commended: Pat Winslow

‘The Twelve Brothers’


Commended: John Wedgwood Clarke



Commended: Diane Tang

‘Neanderthals at the Seaside’

Poetry London on Twitter

4 July 2011

Twitter users can now follow @Poetry_London for regular updates and interaction.

Follow @Poetry_London

This is in addition to the Facebook page and mailing list.



Poetry London and the Festival of Britain

10 June 2011

7 July 2011, 8:00pm, Southbank Centre

In 1951 Dylan Thomas visited the original Festival of Britain and declared, 'This Festival is London. The arches of the bridges leap into light; the moon clocks glow; the river sings; the harmonious pavilions are happy.' The magazine Poetry London celebrated the Festival with a special issue. Today's Poetry London looks back on that summer in its latest issue, comparing the state of poetry then and now. This event will also include a reading from Dylan Thomas' original Festival essay.

Free but spaces is limited. To guarantee a place email

New Subscription Rates - starting from Summer 2011 issue

25 May 2011

As announced previously in the editorial of issue 68 and at the magazine’s spring launch, Poetry London, in the company of many other arts organisations, faces serious economic challenges in the near future. For some time it has been under-priced in comparison with magazines of a similar size and circulation.

To protect the service we offer through the magazine, our live events and our digital platform, we will be increasing the cover price and subscription rates from June 15 2011 when our summer issue (issue 69) is published.


Readers are advised to SUBSCRIBE / EXTEND THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW while rates remain at their present bargain price. Subscribe / extend online today.

The new subscription rates will be:

1 YEAR subscription (3 issues)
UK £20

2 YEAR subscription (3 issues)
UK £ 40

1 YEAR subscription (3 issues) for INSTITUTIONS
UK £ 32

If you receive your subscription by STANDING ORDER:
-please contact your bank to change your amount from £14 to £18 per year.

Poetry London Summer 2011 launch reading

24 May 2011

Wednesday 15 June, 6:30pm

Featuring readings from Philip Gross, Maurice Riordan, Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch and Liz Berry.

The Gallery, 3rd floor, Foyles
113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2
Tube Tottenham Court Road

Doors open 6pm, readings 6:30pm
Free entry, free wine
Disabled access

Poetry London Competition 2011 announced

7 February 2011

The Poetry London Competition 2011 is now open for entries. This year the judge will be the acclaimed English poet Paul Farley.

Deadline: 1 June 2011

Click here for further information.