Professor Claudia Rankine (above) is the Bristol Poetry Institute's 2020 Annual Reader.

The Bristol Poetry Institute exists for the advancement of poetry. We work as a poetry hub and a focal point for poetry within the University and the City of Bristol. We actively encourage collaboration and engagement between University departments, local schools, the public, community partners and local organisations.

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Welcome to the Bristol Poetry Institute, the home of poetry at the University of Bristol. Join in and engage with us through our blog and via our social media channels.

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We're looking for people aged 7-18 and 18-80 to take part in our Metre and Memorisation project. The project is delivered in collaboration with Poetry by Heart and the University of Bristol's Brigstow Institute. You can read more about the project in our blog.

Featured poem

'Stephen Lawrence Isn't On The National Curriculum' by Josephine Corcoran, read by Matt Jacobs.

Ledbury Poetry Festival 2021

The Bristol Poetry Institute is proud to partner the Ledbury Poetry Festival 2021. Click the heading link for details of the festival's programme of events.

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Romantic Bristol app

Whether you want to explore Bristol's poetic heritage on foot, or from the comfort of your armchair, the Romantic Bristol app offers a way into Bristol’s Romantic culture through a number of detailed maps and self-guided walks. Download on iOS or Android.

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