Poetry Magazines - The best collection of poetry magazines online - Simon Armitage

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poem of the week

"Their image arrests him 
On the sidewalk"

Caroline Davies

To read the poem, click here.

explore the archive

  • Agenda

    Celebrate Greek Poetry: New Voice and Ancient Echoes, with this issue of Agenda... Read more

  • Poetry Parnassus

    Celebrate the radical history of Poetry Review with these issues from the 60s, 70s and 80s... Read more

  • Poetry Parnassus

    Read poems from Poetry Parnassus in an issue of Modern Poetry in Translation... Read more

  • Poems About Love

    Read a selection of poems across the site written about love... Read more

  • Festival of Britain

    Read poetry magazines that were published in 1951 during the original Festival of Britain... Read more

  • Poems About Death

    Read a selection of poems across the site written about death and bereavement... Read more

  • Librarians' favourite magazines

    Read a selection of favourite magazines from previous Poetry Librarians as part of the library's 60th celebrations in October 2013...  Read more

guide to the magazines site
Click here to open our PDF quick guide to the site!

browse our MP3 audio archive 
Click here to view a list of all the MP3s in our archive.
(Or click on any magazine in the menu with an audio icon.)
See the list of MP3s...

most recent additions

Here are some of the features we've added most recently...

Poetry International took place at Southbank Centre this July so we are showcasing some Middle Eastern poems from the Poetry Magazines site  ...Read More

Private Tutor

We're delighted to bring you a full run of Private Tutor,    
including work by Simon Cutts, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Edwin Morgan  ...Read More


A special edition of Agenda, guest edited by David
Connolly. This issue 
focuses on Greek
Poetry: New Voices and 
Anicent Echoes. 
The new voices include Yannis Kondos,
Athina Papadaki and Alexandra
alongside ancient echoes from Homer
... Read more