The Poetry Business publishes books, pamphlets, audio and eBooks under the Smith|Doorstop imprint. Smith|Doorstop also incorporates Small|Donkey, an imprint for children’s poetry, and the New Poets List, which showcases poets aged 17-24.

“A byword for excellence”

Alan Jenkins

Our poets have won, been shortlisted for or highly commended in almost every major poetry prize, including the Forward Prize, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, the National Poetry Competition, and in both 2012 and 2017 The Poetry Business won the Michael Marks Award for Pamphlet Publishers.

Our publications include work by some of the UK’s most well-known poets, and we continue to pursue engaging and ambitious publishing projects, which showcase some of the most exciting new contemporary poetry in the UK and beyond.

“A small but enterprising publisher talent-spotting marvellous new poets”

The Independent

You can order securely through our online shop. Payments are processed via Stripe. Unfortunately due to new EU VAT rules, as of the 1st July 2021 we are no longer able to sell to EU countries. You should be able to order our books through your local bookshop or Amazon.