Apples & Snakes
For advice and support on all aspects of performance poetry in the South East.

Bloodaxe Books
Publishers of poetry with edge. See Bloodaxe Poetry Videos

Brittle Star
Contemporary poetry/short literary fiction magazine on the look out for new writers.
Also includes an interview with Maggie Sawkins.

Hooked on Words
Hooked on Words aims to empower people to express themselves through the literary arts. It uses poetry and creative writing to promote motivation, well-being and social inclusion.

Organisation established in 1996 to promote the use of literary arts for well-being.

Lewes Live Literature

Poetry and performance in Lewes.

Mark C. Hewitt / Blank Productions
Interdisciplinary work with visual artists and photographers, video artists, composers, writers and performers.

New Writing South
An organisation aiming to create an environment in the south in which creative writers and new writing can flourish.

Poetry pf
A showcase of contemporary poets.

Star and Crescent
For and by the people of Portsmouth – an independent news website with a wealth of creative writing.

The Partnership Foundation

The Poetry Society
A charitable organisation founded in 1909 providing support, information and merchandise for specialists and the general public alike. Maggie Sawkins is the Poetry Society Stanza representative for Portsmouth and Havant.

Write Out Loud

Write Out Loud, the performance poetry web site for poets, organisers and audiences. Find poetry gigs and open mic poetry events near you.

Zones of Avoidance

The Zones of Avoidance website, written by Maggie Sawkins and directed by Mark C. Hewitt.


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Local Writing Groups
Hooked on Words

Portsmouth Poetry Society

Tongues&Grooves in the Community is a member of the Good Mental Health Co-operative: