Poetry Poets in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Poetry Poets

Adrian Henri Interview

Provides a brief profile of the poet and founder member of the Scaffold and the Grimms; also offers an interview originally published in The Argotist magazine in August 1996.

Aisle 16

Collective of performance poets known as poetry's boyband. Gives details of gigs, shows, projects, books and CDs, plus a few of their poems.

Alexander Hutchison

Showcases the publications, poetry and prose of this Scottish poet.

Anna Chen

Chinese-British poet and performer; includes a profile, samples of some of her writing, details of her one-woman shows, reviews and press, and contacts.

Aonghas MacNeacail

A poet and songwriter who writes in both Gaelic and English; also a broadcaster, journalist, scriptwriter, librettist and translator. Includes a profile, details of his work and educational activities, and contacts.

Attila the Stockbroker

Official site with a biography, discography, news and gigs plus merchandise.

Carol Ann Duffy

A collection of resources about the poet, the first female Poet Laureate; includes a brief profile, examples of her work, with news items.

Carole Coates

Personal site of the poet, with examples of her works, list of published collections, and reviews.

The Charles Causley Trust

Formed to protect and promote the legacy of Charles Causley, acknowledged as one of the finest Twentieth Century English poets; includes a listing of his works and information about their project to develop his house as a study centre.

Christine De Luca

Writes in English and Shetlandic (a blend of Old Scots with much Norse influence); includes a biography, samples of her writing, and contacts.

Cymdeithas Waldo Society

Celebrates and promotes Waldo Goronwy Williams, Welsh language poet, pacifist, and Quaker; includes resources on his life and work, and contacts.

David Jones Society

Aims to promote and encourage knowledge of the painter-poet and his holistic vision of the world. Includes a profile, bibliography, and online gallery, with details of membership, newsletters, publications, and events.

Duncan Bush

Official site of a Welsh born poet and novelist; includes a biography, information about his published titles, and a collection of critical reviews.

Edmund Blunden (1896-1974)

A collection of resources on the poet, literary editor, journalist, biographer and lecturer, elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 1966. Includes a biography, bibliography, excerpts from his writings, and a FAQ.

Edwin Muir (1887-1959)

A profile of the prominent poet, also remembered as the translator who first brought Franz Kafka to an English-speaking audience. Also includes some of his poetry and a bibliography.

Grahame Davies

Official website of a prize-winning poet and novelist who writes in Welsh and English; provides a biography, bibliography, some of his poems online, reviews, and contacts.


Information about the poet and novelist Richard Price (who writes fiction as R.J. Price).

Ian McMillan

Official site of the Barnsley-born poet, broadcaster, and live performer; with a biography, appearance diary, list of his book titles, and contacts.

Imtiaz Dharker

Official website of the poet, artist, and film maker who defines herself as a Scottish Muslim Calvinist; includes a biography, samples of her work, and an events diary.

John Cooper Clarke

Official site of this performance poet, offering information on gigs.

John Hegley

Official site of John Hegley, performance poet and comedian. Includes events list, writings, audience sketches and biography.

John Lapraik (1727-1807)

A biography of an 18th century local poet and friend of Robert Burns is highlighted, with a collection of his writings and a history of the village of Muirkirk, Ayrshire, in the southwest of Scotland.


Contains a biography, poems, letters, and an online shop for purchase of books. Also offers a forum for users to discuss Keats' works.

Kate Tempest

English poet, spoken-word artist and playwright.

Kenneth White

Official site of the Scots-born poet and academic, now resident in France; includes a listing of his writings in English and French, a biography, and resources. [in French].

Lemn Sissay

Official site of the poet, playwright, performer, and broadcaster; includes tour and gig dates, details of his published work and workshops, and a blog.

Liz Niven

Official site of a poet who writes in both English and Scots, and creative writing teacher and facilitator; includes a profile, list of published works, events diary, and contacts.

Luke Wright

4Talent award winner provides details of appearances plus video and audio.

Mimi Khalvati

Contemporary poet, includes biography, poems and publication details.

Pam Ayres

The poet's official site, with a biography, tour dates, news, and merchandise.

Pascale Petit

Official site of a poet born in Paris, who grew up in France and Wales, and lives in London. Includes details of her published collections and workshops, profile, news, and contacts.

The Percy Bysshe Shelley Resource Page

Contains links to Shelley's texts, hypertext critical editions of selected poems, and a bibliography.

The Peter Finch Archive

Poet, critic, author and literary entrepreneur living in Cardiff. Presents poetry, articles, advice to writers and a biography.

Poetry P F

A showcase of modern poets in English and translation; includes examples of members' work, events, with details of their poem cards and poetry book sales.

Rick Holland

Official website of a poet who has collaborated with Brian Eno since 2002; includes contacts, details of his published collections and projects, and press releases.

Simon Armitage

Official site of the Yorkshire born poet, author, and playwright, with a biography, bibliography, news, and contacts.

The Stephen Spender Memorial Trust

Aims to honour Spender's achievements as poet and translator, as champion of free expression. Includes information about their projects, activities, and publications, with a biography and bibliography.

Stevie Smith 1902-1971

The BBC's multimedia resource on the poet, with a biography, selected poems, and recordings.


Official website of a poet, performer, lyricist, composer and wildlife photographer from York; includes dates of her performances, profile, and contacts.

Thomas Gwynn Jones (1871-1949)

The National Library of Wales offers a concise biography of the poet, writer, translator and scholar.

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