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The Poetry Business

The Poetry Business is a nationally significant poetry publisher based in Sheffield. It publishes poetry pamphlets, books and audio material along with the literary magazine The North. It provides writing development through workshops, monthly writing days and a writing school. Its annual book and pamphlet competition is an important feature in the literary calendar.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £45,851
  • 2013-2014: £46,952
  • 2014-2015: £48,173

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Peter Sansom reads Dorothy Nimmo's "A Birthday Present for Roger John"

In April 2011 the Poetry Library hosted a 'special edition' event titled '25 Years of Smith/Doorstop Books'. Peter Sansom, director of The Poetry Business, read 'A Birthday Present for Roger John' (by Dorothy Nimmo)

Michael Laskey at the Poetry Library

Michael Laskey read at the Poetry Library in April 2011, as part of a 'special edition' event titled '25 Years of Smith/Doorstop Books'.

Gerard Benson at the Poetry Library

Gerard Benson read at the Poetry Library in April 2011, as part of a 'special edition' event titled '25 Years of Smith/Doorstop Books'.

Allison McVety at the Poetry Library

Allison McVety read at the Poetry Library in April 2011, as part of a 'special edition' event titled '25 Years of Smith/Doorstop Books'.

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Simon Armitage Snow Joke

This track is taken from a full-length Smith/Doorstop recording of Simon reading his work (in 1991). Single tracks are available to download from The Poetry Business website for 50p, and the full album for £5.

Ian McMillan Just The Facts, Just The

Ian McMillan reading 'Just the Facts, Just the'. This track is taken from a full-length Smith/Doorstop recording of Ian reading his work (in 1991). Single tracks are available to download from The Poetry Business website for 50p, and the full album for £5.

Carol Ann Duffy Mrs Aesop

Carol Ann Duffy reading 'Mrs Aesop'. This track is taken from a full-length Smith/Doorstop recording of Carol Ann reading her work (in 1995). Single tracks are available to download from The Poetry Business website for 50p, and the full album for £5.

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Contact details

www.poetrybusiness.co.uk

Bank Street Arts, 32-40
Bank Street

Sheffield
S1 2DS

53.384312, -1.46579

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