Resources on poetry by the poets themselves

“Sheer Poetry!”

Resources on poetry by the poets themselves. is an innovative and constantly changing new UK poetry site.

Sheer Poetry has sections for primary teachers and students, secondary teachers and students, and for university level and the general poetry reader. Here you will find poems, articles, workshops, interviews and essays, question sessions and more, about and by Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Seamus Heaney, Simon Armitage, and others.

St Valentine’s Day 2010

For St Valentine’s Day, Carol Ann Duffy has written a new article about the love poetry which has inspired and enthralled poets and their audience for thousands of years, exclusively for Sheer Poet

New Entry in Gillian Clarke's Journal

Delayed due to the rebuilding of the site, we now publish another entry in Gillian Clarke's Journal in the General Reader.

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Poetry Live for Haiti

The Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Poetry Live have invited 20 of our leading poets to perform at Westminster Central Hall on Saturday January 30th 2010 at 2.30pm in a fundraising event for the

Free Access to Sheer Poetry in 2010

Sheer Poetry has been running for four years using subscriptions to fund the hosting and maintenance of the site. In 2010 we plan to change.