Precautions are in force to minimise the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in London and throughout the UK. These include closures of event venues, plus restrictions on public assembly. Most live events for the immediate future have been cancelled, postponed, or moved online. In particular, England is currently in a lockdown; no in-person events should go ahead until the lockdown ends. In light of these developments, the Innovative Poetry Readings in London calendar of events is currently focused on online provision by London poets and organisations.
If you would like to engage with poetry online from the comfort of your home, the poet Peter Philpott has assembled useful lists of links to online resources at www.modernpoetry.org.uk. If you are missing the experience of hearing innovative poetry performed aloud, his list of audio and video sites – http://www.modernpoetry.org.uk/av.html – may be of special interest.
|Fri 5 – Sun 7 March.||New Suns: A Feminist Literary Festival: The Barbican Centre hosts a festival celebrating the science fiction of Octavia Butler. Includes at 5pm on Sat 6 March Among the Stars, a reading and discussion with poets Dorothea Lasky and Precious Okoyomon. Other festival events are a talk by adrienne maree brown and Ama Josephine Budge, a workshop with Alice Sprawls, and a screening of Fabrizio Terranova’s documentary Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival. Booking required; £15, or £25 with a special package (featuring an anthology, and a special workshop with Season Butler).|
|Sat 6 March – Wed 31 March.||WindowSwap: StAnza Online presents an exhibition of poetry and photography, featuring collaborations by Laila Sumpton and Kateryna Babkina, Nabin Chhetri and Bela Checkurishvili, Indrė Valantinaitė and Theophilis Kwek, Jennifer Wong and Özlem Özgül Dündar, Astrid Alben and Agnes Agboton, and Kartanya Maynard and Robbie MacLeòid. £5 suggested donation.|
|Available Sat 6 March – Wed 31 March.||Poetry Loops: StAnza Online presents online film-poems including two pieces by London’s Eta Dahlia, plus more films by Ruth Aylett, Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul, Desree, Beth Frieden, Marina Kazakova, Hugh McMillan and Catherine Wilson. £5 suggested donation.|
|Sat 6 March – Wed 31 March.||Instagram Poetry for Every Day: StAnza Online presents an exhibition of visual poetry curated by Chris McCabe. £5 suggested donation.|
|Available Sat 6 March, 6pm – Mon 5 April, 6pm.||Launch: This World Makes Us Sick: The ICA presents a recorded evening of performances to launch a residency by bare minimum, an anti-work arts collective. Featuring poets D Mortimer and Imani Robinson, plus artist Raisa Kabir and the sex worker led collective SWARM. Free, registration required.|
|Sat 6 March, 4pm-11.45pm.||Women in Experimental Festival: Iklektik presents 12 hours of non-stop experimental music by women. Featuring poet-artist-composer Jude Cowan Montague, plus Amas, Anakhemia, Anna Steropoulou, Arlac, b.i.d.s, Beatrix Weapons, Burning Woman DJ, CERNOZEM, Eden Grey, Franziska Lantz, Jacq Noise, JiDo, Kamala, Leonie Roessler. Marlo Eggplant, Minima Immoralia DJ, n3t4, NFNR, Phantom Chips, Purpura, and Seren.a. Via YouTube/Facebook/Twitch. Free, donations welcome.|
|Sat 6 March, 7pm.||Joanna Ward and Lola de la Mata Discuss Open Scores, Text Scores and Verbal Scores: The Feminist Library launches a podcast by Joanna Ward and Lola de la Mata on textual, verbal, and open scores for music. Free.|
|Sun 7 March, 11.15am.||George Steiner: A Celebration: Kings Place presents a discussion of the work of poetry critic George Steiner, featuring David Herman, Bryan Cheyette and Eva Hoffman. £12.50, booking required.|
|Sun 7 March, 3pm-5pm.||Poetry Coterie Sunday Circle: Paint Chart Prose Poetry: The Poetry Coterie presents a workshop on using colour in prose poetry, led by Emma Filtness. Free, registration required.|
|Mon 8 March, 7.30pm.||Translating Poetries: The Poetry Translation Centre and StAnza Online present readings from poets and translators shortlisted for the inaugural Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation. £5 suggested donation.|
|Tue 9 March, 5.30pm.||Poets at Home: StAnza Online visits London poet Will Harris to learn about his writing process. £5 suggested donation.|
|Thu 11 March, 2pm.||Round Table: StAnza Online presents a limited-capacity round table discussion with London poet Roger Robinson. £7, booking required (booking opens in January/February).|
|Thu 11 March, 6.30pm.||Poetry: Five Bodies: Nottingham Contemporary presents poetry and discussion with London’s Himali Singh Soin, plus Ariana Reines and Simone White. Via YouTube. Free.|
|Thu 11 March, 7pm.||artBLAB: artBLAB presents a Q&A with textual artist Lisa Golze, following the posting of an online talk by her earlier in the day. Via Instagram Live. £5 recommended donation.|
|Thu 11 March, 7.30pm.||Poetry Centre Stage: StAnza Online presents a reading by London’s Raymond Antrobus and Belarusian poet Volha Hapeyeva. £5 suggested donation.|
|Sat 13 and Sat 27 March, 2pm-4.30pm each day.||Poetry & Syntax: An Emergency Toothpick in an Imaginary Landscape: Astrid Alben leads a two-part workshop for the Poetry School, on writing poetry that breaks free of syntax. Via Zoom. £75, booking required.|
|Sat 13 March, 3.30pm-5.30pm.||Writers Forum Workshop – New Series: Virtual workshop for experimental poets to share their new work; all welcome. Free, registration required.|
|Sat 13 March, 8pm GMT (12pm PST).||Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series: Tripwire magazine presents a discussion with poets Zoé Samudzi and London’s Momtaza Mehri. Via Zoom and YouTube. Free, registration required for Zoom event.|
|Sat 13 March, 10pm.||Between the Covers: StAnza Online presents a bedtime poetry reading by Rachel Long. £5 suggested donation.|
|Sun 14 March – Sun 25 April.||Seen as Read: An Exploration of Visual Poetry: Poem Brut presents a seven-week creative writing course on visual poetry, led by SJ Fowler, and finding inspiration in writers and artists like Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Henri Michaux, Bob Cobbing, Rosaire Appel, Sophie Calle, Sophie Podolski, Jean Michel Basquiat and Cy Twombly. £200, booking required.|
|Mon 15 March, 6pm.||SARU Visiting Practitioner Series: Oxford Brookes University welcomes London poet Nisha Ramayya to perform and discuss her sonic art project Now Let’s Take a Listening Walk. Free, registration required.|
|Tue 16 and Tue 23 March, 7.30pm-9pm each night.||PTC Online Workshops: Egyptian Arabic poet Mostafa Ibrahim: The Poetry Translation Centre presents a two-session workshop on translating Egyptian Arabic poet Mostafa Ibrahim, led by Nariman Youssef and Edward Doegar. No knowledge of Arabic required. Via Zoom. Booking required, pay what you can.|
|Tue 16 March, 6.30pm.||Tears in the Fence Zoom Launch: Tears in the Fence magazine presents the launch reading for a new issue, featuring Mark Russell, Caitlin Stobie, Rhea Seren Phillips, Alex Corrin-Tachibana, Lucy Maxwell-Scott, Olivia Tuck, John Freeman, Phil Williams, Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani, Tim Allen, Frances Presley, Gwen Sayers, L. Kiew, Sarah Watkinson, Mohammad Razai, Penny Hope, Mandy Pannett, Beth Davyson, Anna-May Laugher, Maurice Scully, Anna Blasiak, Marcia Hindson, Valerie Bridge, Mark Dickinson, John Goodby, Hari Marini, Jeremy Reed, Oliver Southall and Alison Lock. Free, registration required.|
|Available from Wed 17 March.||Public Knowledge: Notes on Radical Inclusivity, Diaspora, and Poetry: Episode 1: Camden Arts Centre and the87press host Kashif Sharma-Patel and Azad Ashim Sharma to present their text notes towards a manifesto. Free.|
|Wed 17 March, 4pm.||BCLT Research Seminar – Angela Carter’s Translational Poetics: The British Centre for Literary Translation welcomes Martine Hennard Dutheil for a talk on the role of translation in the writing of London poet and novelist Angela Carter’s. Free, registration required.|
|Wed 17 March, 6pm.||The Reader – Reading Sudanese Poetry: The Mosaic Rooms hosts a reading group on poems from The Anthology of Modern Sudanese Poetry. Free, registration required.|
|Thu 18 March, 6.30pm.||Safe Reading Series II: The Centre for Poetry and Poetics at the University of Sheffield presents readings by London’s Ghazal Mosadeq, Luna Montenegro and Adrian Fisher, plus Helen Blejerman, Kinga Tóth, Elzbieta Wójcik-Leese and Jaya Savige. Free.|
|Fri 19 March – Mon 22 March, 10am-5pm each day.||Colour & Poetry: A Symposium: Slade School of Fine Art presents a four-day symposium on the intersection of poetry and colour, including poetic presentations and performances by Sharon Morris, Sean Borodale, Fabian Peake, Mataio Austin Dean, Rhun Maredudd Jones, Geraldine Snell, Benjamin Arthur Brown, George Szirtes, Ishwari Bhalerao, Leonie Rousham, Andy Leak, and Rebecca Loweth. Free, registration required (sessions bookable separately).|
|Fri 19 March, 11am – Fri 26 March.||A Listening Eye: Conversation Pieces: The Whitechapel Gallery presents a programme of documentary films by Mike Dibb, including works about poets Octavio Paz and Charles Tomlinson. Part of a wider retrospective of Dibb’s work, running now and concluding Fri 26 March. Free.|
|Fri 19 March, 7.30pm.||New Matter #7: Manchester event series No Matter presents performances by Shivanee Ramlochan, Simone White and London’s Holly Pester. Via Zoom. Registration details TBA.|
|Sat 20 and Sat 27 March, 10.30am-1pm each day.||Dreaming Non Sensing: Holly Pester and Ed Luker lead a two-part workshop for the Poetry School, on using dreaming and daydreaming to write poetry. Via Zoom. £75, booking required.|
|Sat 20 March, 2pm-4pm.||Humber Mouth: Poetry Workshop with Nisha Ramayya: Hull Libraries presents a poetry workshop with London’s Nisha Ramayya. Free, registration required.|
|Sat 20 March, 7pm.||We’re Working Here: Celebrating the Poetry of Anna Mendelssohn: the87press presents readings to launch Anna Mendelssohn’s I’m Working Here: Collected Poems, featuring Sara Crangle, John Wilkinson, Sandeep Parmar, Rod Mengham, Verity Spott, Edgar Garcia and Nat Raha. Via Zoom. Free, registration required.|
|Sat 20 March, 7pm.||Humber Mouth: Nisha Ramayya: Hull Libraries welcomes London’s Nisha Ramayya for a reading and discussion of her poetry. Free, registration required.|
|Sat 20 March, 8pm.||artBLAB Reading Series: artBLAB presents a poetry reading by Sarah Cave, Ulli Freer, Fran Lock and Ghazal Mosadeq. Via Zoom. £5 recommended donation.|
|Sun 21 and Mon 22 March, 8pm each night.||Writing Bodies: Slant Events and Iklektik present experimental performances exploring the moving body’s role in language creation. Featuring Camilla Nelson, Niya B, Michael McShane & Ekaterina Luzgina, Diana Hope Tegenkamp, Two For A Fiver, and Jenn Kirby, Robbie Blake & Sinead Hayes. Free.|
|Sun 21 March, 6.30pm.||Poetry Jamboree Big Zoom Jam 2: The Glasfryn Project presents readings by London’s Fran Lock, plus Kelvin Corcoran, Tom Jenks, Lila Matsumoto and Simon Smith. Via Zoom. Free.|
|Available from Wed 24 March.||Public Knowledge: Notes on Radical Inclusivity, Diaspora, and Poetry: Episode 2: Camden Arts Centre and the87press present poetry from Nat Raha, Callie Gardner, Nisha Ramayya, James Goodwin, Dom Hale, and Sarona Abuaker. Free.|
|Wed 24 March, 6pm.||SPR presents: Dr Amy Cutler and “Nature’s Karaoke”: Sound Practice Research at Goldsmiths University of London presents a talk by poet Amy Cutler about her sound work with pedagogies of nature. Via Zoom. Free.|
|Thu 25 March, 7.30pm.||Kairani Barokka’s Online Launch of Ultimatum Orangutan”: Nine Arches Press presents the launch reading for Khairani Barokka’s poetry collection Ultimatum Orangutan. Plus more poetry from Vahni Capildeo, Rishi Dastidar, and Fitri Nganthi Wani, with translation by Eliza Vitri Handayani. Free, registration required.|
|Sat 27 March, 2pm-4pm.||Humber Mouth: Poetry Workshop with Holly Pester: Hull Libraries presents a poetry workshop with London’s Holly Pester. Free, registration required.|
|Sat 27 March, 7pm.||Humber Mouth: Holly Pester: Hull Libraries welcomes London’s Holly Pester to perform her poetry. Free, registration required.|
|Sun 28 March, 3pm.||Pamphlet launch – Chaucer Cameron and Cheryl Moskowitz: Against the Grain Press presents launch readings for the pamphlets In an Ideal World I’d Not Be Murdered by Chaucer Cameron and Maternal Impression by Cheryl Moskowitz, plus more poetry by Lucy English and Isabelle Baafi. Free, registration required.|
|Available from Wed 31 March.||Public Knowledge: Notes on Radical Inclusivity, Diaspora, and Poetry: Episode 3: Camden Arts Centre and the87press present a round-table discussion on radical publishing, with Nat Raha, Callie Gardner, Nisha Ramayya, James Goodwin, Dom Hale, Sarona Abuaker, Kashif Sharma-Patel and Azad Ashim Sharma. Free.|
|Wed 7 April, 7pm.||HerStories – English Language Book Club: The Feminist Library hosts a reading group on Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan’s poetry collection Postcolonial Banter. Via Zoom. Free, registration required.|
|Sun 11 April, 7.30pm.||Dead [Women] Poets Society: Dead [Women] Poets Society welcomes two women poets to each discuss and read responses to a dead woman poet who has influenced their work: Momtaza Mehri on May Ayim, and Hannah Hodgson on Julia Darling. Plus open mic (see the link for how to sign up). £5/£1/free, booking required.|
|Sat 17 and Sun 18 April, times TBC.||“Dreaming into Reality” International Conference: The London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research presents a conference about legacies of the surrealist movement in writing, art and media. See the link for how to propose a paper (deadline Mon 1 March). £90, booking required.|
|Tue 20 and Tue 27 April, 6.30pm-8pm each night.||PTC Online Workshops: Nigerian Hausa Poet Mudi Sipikin: The Poetry Translation Centre and Aké Arts and Books Festival present a two-session workshop on translating Nigerian Hausa poet Mudi Sipikin, led by Richard Ali and Chrissy Williams. No knowledge of Hausa required. Via Zoom. Booking required, pay what you can.|
|Wed 21 April, 7.30pm-9pm.||Avant-Garde Study Group: The Avant-Garde Study Group at Birkbeck, University of London presents a study group on The Tyro, Wyndham Lewis’ journal of art and literature. Via Collaborate. Free, registration required.|
|Wed 28 April, 5.30pm.||Riff: The Shake Keane Story: An Itinerant Caribbean Artist’s Life: The Institute of the Americas at University College London welcomes Philip Nanton for a talk about Riff, his new biography of Vincentian poet and musician Shake Keane. Free, registration required.|
|Wed 28 April, 7pm.||Marina Warner in Conversation with Sophie Herxheimer: The University of East Anglia presents a discussion with writer Marina Warner about her new memoir Inventory of a Life Mislaid, alongside the book’s illustrator, artist and poet Sophie Herxheimer. £5, booking required (free for UEA students).|
|Mon 3 May – Sat 31 May.||Site-Specific Writing Studio: The Poetry School presents a four-week studio course on site-specific writing practices, led by Caroline Bergvall and inspired by writers like Etel Adnan, Georges Perec and Allen Ginsberg. £79, booking required.|
|Mon 3 May – Sat 31 May.||Reloads & Reprises: Repetition Studio: The Poetry School presents a four-week studio course on using repetition in poetry, led by Gboyega Odubanjo and inspired by writers like Terrance Hayes, Alice Oswald and Solange. £79, booking required.|
|Mon 3 May – Mon 12 July.||Channel Hopping: A French Exchange: The Poetry School presents a five-session, fortnightly course on writing poetry inspired by French poets, led by Paul Stephenson. No knowledge of French needed. £109, booking required.|
|Tue 4 May – Tue 13 July.||‘The most intimate act of reading’: Translating Poetry & the Politics of the Personal: The Poetry School presents a five-session, fortnightly course on translating poetry, led by Sophie Collins. No knowledge of other languages needed. £109, booking required.|
|Tue 4 May, 7pm-9pm, then at the same time fortnightly until Tue 29 June.||The Dinner Table: The Poetry School presents a five-session, fortnightly workshop with special guests, cultivating the poetry of the dinner table, and led by Rachel Long. Via Zoom. £95, booking required.|
|Wed 5 May, 7pm-9pm, then at the same time fortnightly until Wed 14 July.||Ars Poetica: Cold Showers & Restless Sheets: The Poetry School presents a five-session, fortnightly course on writing poetry about writing poetry, led by Sam Buchan-Watts, and inspired by poets like Nuar Alsadir, Veronica Forrest-Thompson and Wallace Stevens. Via Zoom. £109, booking required.|
|Mon 10 May – Mon 14 June.||Poetry Dinner Party: The Old and the New: The Poetry School presents a five-week studio course on writing poems inspired by putting canonical poets into dialogue with contemporary ones, led by Phoebe Power. £100, booking required.|
|Tue 11 May, 7pm-9pm, then at the same time on Tue 1 June, Tue 22 June and Tue 13 July.||Integrated Circuits: Creating Digital Poetry: The Poetry School presents a four-session, ten-week course on the literary and software skills for creating digital poetry, led by Maya Choudhury. £109, booking required.|
|Wed 12 May – Wed 21 July.||Transreading Ukrainian poetry: ‘a crimson bush amidst silence’: The Poetry School presents a five-session, fortnightly course on writing poetry inspired by Ukrainian poets, led by Steve Komarnyckyj. £109, booking required.|
|Thu 13 May – Thu 22 July.||Lyric Poetry & Poetic Lyrics: The Poetry School presents a five-session, fortnightly course on writing poetry that responds to song lyrics, led by Lily Blacksell and inspired by poets like Kayo Chingonyi, Kamau Brathwaite and Will Burns. £109, booking required.|
|Thu 20 and Thu 27 May, 6.30pm-8pm each night.||PTC Online Workshops: Nigerian Igbo Poet Amarachi Attamah: The Poetry Translation Centre and Aké Arts and Books Festival present a two-session workshop on translating Nigerian Igbo poet Amarachi Attamah, led by Joseph Ike and Miriam Nash. No knowledge of Igbo required. Via Zoom. Booking required, pay what you can.|
|Thu 20 May, 7pm-9pm, then at the same time fortnightly until Thu 15 July.||Soundscapes: The Poetry School presents a five-session, fortnightly course on creating the sonic landscape of a poem, led by Becky Varley-Winter and inspired by poets like Denise Riley, Diane di Prima and Kurt Schwitters. Via Zoom. £95, booking required.|
|Thu 20 May, 7pm.||Safe Reading Series II: The Centre for Poetry and Poetics at the University of Sheffield presents readings by London’s Ulli Freer and Tim Atkins, plus Carrie Etter and Allen Fisher. Access details TBA.|
|Tue 25 May, 7.30pm.||Philip Terry on Oulipo, France’s Longest Lasting Literary Group: The Last Tuesday Society welcomes poet Philip Terry for a talk about the literary movement OuLiPo. Booking required, donations welcome.|
|Wed 26 May – Wed 23 June.||Libations: Exploring the Inner Spring: The Poetry School presents a four-week studio course on writing poetry that reaffirms bonds with the surrounding world, led by Belinda Zhawi and inspired by poets like Sonia Sanchez, Gcina Mhlophe and Youssef Komunyakaa. £79, booking required.|
|Tue 8 June, 7.30pm.||The Archaeology of British Surrealism: The Last Tuesday Society welcomes David Haycock for a lecture on antecedents of Surrealist literature and art in Britian. Via Zoom. £4-£11.04, booking required.|
|Sat 12 June and Sat 3 July, 10.30am-1pm each day.||Caledonia Dreamin’: Exploring Scotland’s Poetry: The Poetry School presents a two-session workshop on writing poems inspired by Scottish poets like Hugh MacDiarmidh, Margaret Tait and Edwin Morgan, led by Richard Price. Via Zoom. £75, booking required.|
|Sat 19 June, 10.30am-4.30pm.||‘The Owls Are Not What They Seem’: Writing Poems Inspired by Twin Peaks: The Poetry School presents a workshop on writing poems inspired by the TV show Twin Peaks, led by Chrissy Williams. Via Zoom. £75, booking required.|
|Wed 23 June, 6.30pm-8pm.||Textual Topographies: Weaving Journeys, Research, and Memories: Spread the Word presents a workshop on writing nature poetry, led by Nina Mingya Powles and Jessica J Lee. Via Zoom. Free, registration required.|
|Fri 9 July, time TBC.||Charlotte Mew and Friends: Decadent and Modernist Networks: A symposium on London modernist poet Charlotte Mew, featuring a keynote address by literary scholar Joseph Bristow.|
|Mon 4 October, 7.30pm.||Surrealism and Crime: The Last Tuesday Society welcomes Jonathan P Eburne for a lecture on the influence of crime on Surrealist literature and art. Via Zoom. £4-£11.04, booking required.|
|Mon 7 November, 7pm.||The Magical Mind of Ithell Colquhoun, Surrealist & Occultist: The Last Tuesday Society welcomes Amy Hale for a lecture on Surrealist poet, artist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun. Via Zoom. £4.77-£10.00, booking required.|
Entropy magazine and Newcity Lit are curating listings and links for US-based online literary events, all available globally (if listening from the UK, remember there will be a time difference). Trafika Europe Radio is carrying events from around Europe.
Ongoing online provision
- 3am Magazine is running a series of features on writers in lockdown.
- The 87 Press is selling premium bundles of its excellent books to crowdfund future publishing endeavours.
- AfterFM, a Colorado radio station, has a recording of London-based poet Khaled Hakim’s radio art piece Re-membering Brakhage.
- All Saints Sessions, Cheryl Moskowitz and Alastair Gavin’s music and poetry events are taking place online for the duration of the emergency; those performed so far are archived.
- Almanac Gallery is hosting companions, a series of podcast poetry readings where poets read their own work alongside that of authors who have influenced them.
- Amy Cutler, a London-based poet and multimedia artist, has a website featuring recent projects like Pilots, Ludchurch Channel and Pendle Carousel.
- Archive of the Now, maintained by Queen Mary University of London, contains a vast array of recordings by innovative poets from the UK and beyond.
- Art19 has a recording of artists and writers performing a group reading of poet M NourbeSe Philip’s essay Caribana for the South London Gallery.
- Asia House has podcasts on Asian art and literature, including one by experimental calligrapher eL Seed.
- Banner Repeater gallery has a free download of Deeper in the Pyramid, an interdisciplinary collaboration between artist Melanie Jackson and writer Esther Leslie.
- Becoming is a series of ecologically-themed radio essays by poet Camilla Nelson, including work by other poets.
- Birkbeck, University of London, as part of its Arts Weeks 2020 festival, has writing and recorded readings by poets like Anthony Joseph, Golnoosh Nour, Keith Jarrett, Steve Willey, Matt Bates, Megan Massey and Dana Alice Niamh.
- Book Works, an avant-garde publisher, is updating its Vimeo channel with videos of performances by its stable of writers and artists.
- The British Film Institute has poet Caleb Femi’s short science fiction film Survivors’ Guilt available to watch for free.
- The British Library is maintaining access to its online collections, including recordings of many poets and writers.
- Burley Fisher Books is running an ‘Isolation Station’ with podcasts featuring favourite authors.
- Cabinet Gallery is posting recordings and texts from its roster of innovative artists and writers.
- Café OTO has been live-streaming performances, mostly (very good) avant-garde music; some of the musicians cross over into sound poetry.
- Camden Arts Centre is live-streaming and archiving its events, including its Public Knowledge series of readings and talks; it also hosts the What’s Love Got To Do With It sequence of poetry podcasts here.
- Care(free) is a prose-poem performance by Alinah Azideh.
- The Children, a band consisting of musician Armorel Weston and the late poet John Gibbens, have a YouTube channel that includes recent uploads.
- Chisenhale Gallery has recordings of readings by the Octavia Poetry Collective.
- Coronet Inside Out, maintained by the Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill, has videos of performers including poet Yang Lian.
- Dead [Women’s] Poets Society is running online projects, including a ‘[Virtual] Séance’ featuring videos of readings from the work of dead women poets, plus new writing in tribute to poetic ancestors.
- The Digital Archive of Artists Publishing is a an interactive, user-driven, searchable database of artists’ books and publications.
- Echolot Podcast features conversations with and about artists and writers, including London-based artist and poet Liliane Lijn.
- English PEN hosts its PEN Transmissions series of articles and interviews from international authors. They have also started a letter-writing campaign in support of poet Amanuel Asrat, who is imprisoned without charge or trial in Eritrea.
- Estorick Collection has videos documenting its exhibition by Futurist painter and poet Tullio Crali, plus a resource on creating Futurist poetry at home.
- European Poetry Festival presents video-poems by and documentaries about poets from throughout Europe, in place of its 2020 festival.
- eye-blink (1) is a suite of Harry Gilonis’ radical translations of Chinese poetry, set to music by composer Richard Barrett.
- Fermynwoods Contemporary Art presents Triple Harvest, a group of experimental films about Corby in Northamptonshire, including work by London poet Amy Cutler.
- fowlerpoetry is SJ Fowler’s YouTube channel, hosting a huge range of recordings from poetry event series he has curated, including Maintenant, Camarade, Poem Brut, Illuminations, the European Poetry Festival and the Nordic Poetry Festival, plus his film-poems.
- The George Padmore Institute has a film about its New Cross Massacre Action Committee archive collection, featuring contributions from poets Linton Kwesi Johnson and Jay Bernard.
- Goldsmiths CCA is hosting videos and sound works by artists from a range of disciplines, including poets like Kashif Sharma-Patel and Caleb Femi.
- Goldsmiths, University of London has the freely downloadable book Inspire: Exciting Ways to Teach Creative Writing.
- Guillemot Press presents Eel Fest 2020, with recordings of readings from their eel-themed anthology The Creel, including performances by London poets.
- The Hayward Gallery has a poetry podcast by Holly Corfield Carr in response to the exhibition Among the Trees.
- The Hellenic Centre has videos of lectures on Greek Writers in English.
- The Horse Hospital, a long-running London venue for poetry and other arts events, now threatened with closure, is seeking ephemera and documentation for an archive of its work (link leads to a GoogleDoc form).
- The Hythe, online journal of The 87 Press, is presenting Digital Poetics, a weekly series of poetry and prose.
- I Know That Is Poetry, hosted by Corrupted Poetry, is a series of videos where poets discuss how they recognise and experience poetry.
- The ICA is hosting new audio and video works, including a piece by poet Belinda Zhawi.
- Instituto Cervantes has podcasts and videos about Spanish-language poetry.
- Laure Genillard Gallery‘s Vimeo channel has recordings of past events, including performances of texts by or about experimental writers.
- Libreria, a Shoreditch bookshop, has podcasts by or about experimental writers (Spotify account required).
- Lisson Gallery has a video tour of its exhibition of concrete poetry by Dom Sylvester Houédard, presented by curator Nicola Simpson.
- The Live Art Development Agency is compiling information and resources to support artists and art workers hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- London Buddhist Centre has videos of readings from its Poetry East event series, featuring writers like Kei Miller and Jorie Graham.
- London Review Bookshop has podcasts of its last decade of live events, including many poetry readings.
- Modern Poetry In Translation has an issue of Chogwa zine, featuring translations of Korean poetry.
- Murmur, a Manchester-based reading series, has recordings of its readings, including many innovative poets from London.
- The National Poetry Library has online archives of poetry, including audio recordings of past events. The future of this brilliant resource is currently in doubt – see here for further information and a petition.
- nova, a French radio station, is hosting poet Anthony Joseph’s playlist of ‘Music for Healing’.
- October Gallery has a virtual viewing room of art by experimental writer William S Burroughs.
- Ordet gallery in Milan hosts the Johannes series of podcasts, including a discussion with London-based artist and poet Liliane Lijn.
- Owl Call Radio is Katherine E Bash’s newly established website of poetic sound collages.
- Pamenar Press regularly posts exciting poetry in its online magazine.
- The Photographers’ Gallery has an essay by SJ Fowler on poetry and photography.
- Poet’s Poem is a podcast where Mischa Foster Poole speaks to poets about poems that they like.
- The Poetry Translation Centre has an archive of podcasts, featuring poems read in their original languages and in English translation.
- Pushkin House, London’s Russian cultural centre, has a blog with essays about Russian poets, plus a playlist of music inspired by the poetry of Marina Tsvetaeva.
- The Read Sea is an ongoing comic strip project by poet Michael John Weller.
- Resonance FM, London’s avant-garde radio station, boasts a number of literary programmes, plus several shows that blur boundaries between poetry and experimental music.
- The Royal Drawing School is blogging art activities to try at home, plus opportunities to share the results online; notably, there is an ‘Image & Text’ activity proposed by poet and artist Sophie Herxheimer.
- Salvage magazine has an interview with poet Nisha Ramayya.
- Say Your Peace: Three Recipes for Self-Care is a film hosted by the BBC and created by poets Theresa Lola, Caleb Femi and Momtaza Mehri.
- Serpentine Galleries are presenting a series of podcasts featuring artists, thinkers and writers, including poets. There is also an essay by Allison Parish, about digitally mediated poetry, and a ‘Cracks in the Curriculum’ schools resource by the Octavia Poetry Collective.
- Spread the Word has freely downloadable course materials from a course on Poetry and Place in the London Borough of Lewisham, devised by poet Jamie Hale.
- Tangerine Press has a recording of a show it hosted for Soho Radio, featuring poets and writers like William Wantling, Iain Sinclair, William S Burroughs and Meena Kandasamy.
- Treadwell’s Bookshop has podcasts on occult matters, including discussion of occult-influenced, modern poets like Ithell Colquhoun.
- Turf Projects, a Croydon art gallery, presents a creative writing resource by Taylor Le Melle, ‘Learn to Mis-Use English Grammar’, plus a resource by Louisa Bailey on artist self-publishing.
- The Ukrainian Institute has recordings of live and online events about Ukrainian culture, including Ukrainian poetry.
- The Vortex Jazz Club, home of the Words & Jazz reading series, has a crowdfunder to help the venue survive hardships resulting from the pandemic.
- Walthamstow Garden Party in the Air is an online incarnation of the annual Walthamstow Garden Party, and includes Airlooms, a work by artist Rezia Wahid and poet Khaled Hakim.
- The Wellcome Collection presents a series of articles by poet Jamie Hale, concerning disabled people’s experiences of art, activism and access.
- The White Review has recordings of, interviews with and reviews of interesting poets.
- The Whitechapel Gallery has texts by writer-in-residence Himali Singh Soin, and an essay by poet Anne Boyer about COVID-19.
- Writers’ Kingston at Kingston University presents film-poems by poets who would have participated in the university’s live events this year.
- The Young Poets Network has advice on embarking on poetic collaborations.