Poetry Readings

Simon Armitage ‌

  • Thursday 16 November 2017

Current Oxford Professor of Poetry reads from his most recent collection as well as older works.

Ledbury Poetry Festival ‌

  • 30 June – 09 July 2017

Featuring BPI poets David Punter, Jack Thacker, Ellie Daghlian, Catherine Choate and Mel Pettitt.

David Punter 

  • Friday 16 June 2017

Professor Punter is joined by Stephen Parr for a poetry reading interspersed with original songs by Barry Lane.


The Poetry Arch 2017 

  • 05  09 June 2017

The Worple Poets and Raise the Bar take part with students in a week of readings.

Cheltenham Poetry Festival 

  • 04 – 15 May 2017

William Wootten and David Punter feature as part of the festival programme.

Liz Lochhead 

  • Thursday 3 November 2016

The former Scottish Makar performs her work for the 2016 BPI Annual Reading.


Charles Tomlinson 

  • Friday 30 September 2016

A host of elite poets read from the work of the celebrated poet and former Bristol literature professor.

The Poetry Arch 2016 

  • 06 – 10 June 2016

Alison Brackenbury and Shearsman Poets take part with students in a week of readings.

Mark Ford 

  • Tuesday 15 March 2016

The London-based poet reads a selection of new poems from his forthcoming collection.


You Have A Visitor

  • Thursday 10 March 2016

William Wootten, Lecturer in Creative Writing (Bristol), launches his debut collection.

Les Murray 

  • Thursday 1 October 2016

Australia's leading poet and recipient of the AO delivers the 2015 BPI Annual Reading.