Poetry in your inbox

Friday, 12 October 2007


Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre has launched a new initiative: a Weekly Poem. Its aim is to bring contemporary poetry to a wider audience by emailing a weekly poem direct to peoples inboxes.

Oxford Brookes's Poetry Centre has launched a new initiative: a Weekly Poem. Its aim is to bring contemporary poetry to a wider audience by emailing a weekly poem direct to people's inboxes.

The Poetry Centre has launched this in collaboration with seven UK presses which specialise in the publication of contemporary poetry. The participating presses range from the smaller and newer to the larger and more established, providing access to a range of new poetry and voices: Anvil Press, Bloodaxe Books, Enitharmon, Heaventree Press, Landfill, Peterloo Poets, and Salt Publishing.

As well as the poem, subscribers will receive a short paragraph about the poet and the featured poem. It is perfect for people who want to learn a little more about contemporary poetry, or for those who would just welcome an imaginative diversion once a week in their inboxes. The poems will also be posted on the Poetry Centre's website, where you will be able to find previous week's poems too.

Find out more and sign up to get a new poem each week. Anyone is welcome to sign up, from within or outside the University.