Poetry Please BBC Radio 4 Sundays 16.30 – 17.00 and Saturdays (rpt) 23.00 -23.30.

Words and Music BBC Radio 3 Sundays 22.15 to midnight: a sequence of classical music, interspersed with well-loved and less familiar poems and prose read by leading actors. Each week the selection of readings and music is chosen broadly to illustrate or complement a theme. Full details of all the pieces in the programme are published on the website ahead of broadcast. Also on the website, alongside each programme, will be a note from the sequence’s producer giving an insight into their choice of words and music.

The Verb BBC Radio 3 Fridays 21.45 – 22.30

Sound archives

The Poetry Archive 

Poetry Archives @emule


The British Council complete listing of festivals


The Poetry Library South Bank Centre

The Scottish Poetry Library


Poetry Foundation – excellent site mediating between poetry and audiences – good general resource and academy of american poets archive

British Poetry 1780-1910  – Scholarly Edition Hypertext Archive

Contemporary writers uk database

World Poetry archive

Electronic poetry centre archive/magazine

San francisco State University

International online Library

Peter Howard poetry site resource and links

Bartleby verse – online archive

Favorite Poem Project

E-server Poetry Collection  – index of canonical verse