The Poetry Business is a publisher and writer development agency with a strong reputation for discovering, developing and publishing outstanding new poets.
One of the most vital and vitalising literature organisations in the countryAndrew Motion
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.
The publisher isn’t just churning out exciting pamphlets, it’s also consolidating its role as a major support network for poets from all over the country…and is developing its stellar work to bring poetry to more people online, via energetic blogging, audio downloads, live Q&As and so on.Judge’s comments from the 2017 Michael Marks Awards
Over the last three decades we have nurtured the writing and developed the careers of hundreds of poets. Our teaching, mentoring and editorial work is widely regarded as the benchmark in writer development provision.
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Our team help keep our strong reputation for discovering, developing and publishing outstanding new poets.
The Poetry Business Writing Days take place every month in Sheffield and Manchester.
The Poetry Business is a leading writer development agency and an outstanding independent press.
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