Poetry London is going digital!

Ahead of the publication of our landmark 100th issue in autumn 2021, we have been working hard over the past year to launch our complete digital archive.

Our new print + digital and digital subscriptions will allow readers to browse and search almost a quarter-century’s worth of acclaimed poetry and criticism.

Writers featured in our archive include Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney, poets laureate Simon Armitage and Carol Ann DuffyOcean VuongDanez SmithCarolyn Forché and many more. 

Available for individual and institutional subscriptions, the fully searchable resource, created in collaboration with archiving experts Exact Editions, allows for seamless access to a treasure trove of work from one of the UK’s leading poetry magazines.

A comprehensive search function allows readers to peruse digital issues stretching back to 1996 at their leisure, whilst Exact Editions’ intuitive web and app platforms allow users to jump between years and decades at the touch of a button.

Poetry London is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops now.

Existing subscribers will receive digital access as standard with no need to upgrade.

New Poetry Editor André Naffis-Sahely said: “This new digital archive is a timely and significant project, which will bring thirty years of vibrant, vital poetry to a wider readership, and enable academics, tutors and practitioners, as well as the enthusiastic reader, to access a wealth of poems that have shaped the last three decades of British Poetry.”

Poetry London’s outgoing Poetry Editor Martha Sprackland added: “I’m delighted that the wealth of poetry and prose that is Poetry London‘s thirty-year backlist is now available digitally. This new offering is particularly timely, opening the pages of one of poetry’s essential journals, in an accessible format, to readers across the world, at home and abroad, now when we need it more than ever.”

Associate Editor Ali Lewis said: “We’re hugely impressed with the platform’s straightforward reading interfaces and the archive looks brilliant in this new digital format. New digital subscriptions will be an excellent vehicle for extending Poetry London’s reach far and wide to readers and institutions around the world.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “The glowing words of approval from prestigious poets speak for themselves; Poetry London is a vital resource for academics and enthusiasts alike and we’re delighted to welcome them to the platform.”

Read our full archive as part of our standard subscription, sign up for a reduced online-only package, or subscribe through your university.