Welcome to POETRY NI. We're passionate about poetry, especially from within Northern Ireland. Set up in February 2014, evolving from various separate ventures, Poetry NI is a multimedia, multi-platform showcase and resource provider for poets, showcasing great writing through new writing, readings, open mics, workshops and more.
We currently run three ongoing projects:
PURELY POETRY: our monthly live poetry night at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
FOURXFOUR: our quarterly online poetry journal, showcasing four poets within Northern Ireland in each issue.
PANNING FOR POEMS: our print-out, fold-up micropoetry microjournal.
We also organise readings, projects and workshops from time to time for local festivals and organisations. We've worked with the likes of Belfast Book Festival, Aspects Literary Festival, Poetry Ireland, Lagan Online, Open Arts, Arts & Disability Forum, Crescent Arts Centre, Newcastle Arts Festival, Stendhal Festival and more. Keep an eye out for updates throughout the year on our News section, and over on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.