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Poetry on Loan poetry competition winners announced!

Roger McGough at The Hive, Worcester, 6th October - in person and live-streamed

Don't forget to get your entries in for the 2021 Poetry on Loan poetry competition! 

Could you be the next Young Poet Laureate for Warwickshire?

Poetry on Loan's seventh poetry competition opens for entries on May 4th.

No poetry postcards this year - but instead, a series of postcard-length poems with videos...

A live poetry reading by Imtiaz Dharker - from Warwickshire Libraries and Poetry on Loan, but available online anywhere!

The search for Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate 2021 is now on!

Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate competition provides a fantastic opportunity for young people across the county to develop and showcase their creative talent. It is open to anyone aged 8-18 years who lives or studies in Worcestershire. Entrants need to submit two poems, one which must be based on this year’s theme ‘adventure’ and another about anything they choose.

Poetry competition results!

For National Poetry Day, Poetry on Loan has commissioned new video poems... and our new recommended booklist will be online soon!

The Poetry on Loan 2020 Poetry Competition closes for entries on 1st September 2020!


Get your entries in for the 2020 Poetry on Loan Poetry Competition - opens 4th May.

A poem for these times, written by Jonny Fluffypunk (Jon Seagrave). Jon made three versions of his video - see them here, here and here..