Poetry Magazine Fair

Many thanks to everyone who came to this year's Poetry Magazine Fair! Please keep your eyes peeled for information about a future magazine event!

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Saturday May 13th 2017 was the date of a brand new Poetry Magazine Fair! It was free entry to browse a hall in Clerkenwell packed full of current UK poetry magazines, with pop-up readings throughout the day and a full set of readings in the nearby Betsey Trotwood pub (upstairs) in the evening.
Scroll down to see what our full programme of readers was on the day, and keep going to see our list of exhibitors! Or, click here to open our full programme in issuu!


At the church hall at Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Markets, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QE.

Pop-up readings:
12pm: Alan Gillot (Dream Catcher)
1pm: Cristina Haraba (Magma)
2pm: William Oxley (Acumen)
3pm: Anthony Rudolf (PN Review)
4pm: Phoebe Stuckes (Ambit)


There will also be an evening do at the nearby Betsey Trotwood pub, 56 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3BL, from 4.30pm onwards, so please do come along!

Hannah Stone (Dream Catcher)
Richard Scott (Swimmers)
Mary Jean Chan (Oxford Poetry)

Livia Franchini (La Errante)
Anna Robinson (Long Poem Magazine)
Ed Doegar (Ambit)

Richard Price (Magma)
Danielle Hope (Acumen)
Raymond Antrobus (The Rialto)


Acumen Literary Journal
Acumen has a solid reputation as one of the leading UK literary magazines. It manages to blend new voices with established talents and has an exceptional reviews section. Elegantly produced, Acumen is the poetry magazine for the 21st century poetry reader ‒ serious but unpretentious, alert, intelligent and invariably interesting.

Agenda is a highly-regarded, long-established poetry journal. It contains poems by new, known and little-known poets which are a vital life force; essays, reviews, and it highlights two young Broadsheet poets in every journal (and in Broadsheets online, along with paintings). Anthology, Special, and International issues.

Ambit Magazine
Ambit is a full colour 96 page quarterly which has been appearing since 1959 when it was founded by Dr. Martin Bax. Featuring poetry, fiction and contemporary art it publishes emerging poets alongside old friends. Editor: Briony Bax, Poetry Editor: Ralf Webb assisted by Ruby Silk, Imogen Cassels and Andrew Webb.

Butcher's Dog
Butcher’s Dog is a biannual poetry magazine showcasing exciting new work by poets from all over the UK – with a special focus on the poetry and poets of the North. Every issue has a different combination of editors and each limited edition magazine is a beautiful object created with care and attention.

Dream Catcher
Dream Catcher, founded in 1996, is an international arts journal, offering contemporary readers a terrific mix of poetry, prose, artwork and reviews. Our contributors span the globe. Dream Catcher’s eclecticism is its strength; new and exciting art from innovative gallery According to McGee enriches each issue and provides the cover. 

The Frogmore Papers
The Frogmore Papers were founded in Folkestone in 1983 and will publish their 90th edition in September. Edited by Jeremy Page, the Papers have published work by poets as varied as Brian Aldiss, Stewart Conn, Sophie Hannah, Tobias Hill, Helen Mort, Clare Pollard and Pauline Stainer, but remain receptive to new work from emerging writers.

The Interpreter's House
Now in its 22nd year, The Interpreter’s House has feature over 500 writers including John Siddique, Ian McMillan, Dan O’Brien, Alison Brackenbury, Jonathan Edwards, John McCauliffe, Rory Waterman, Penelope Shuttle, Bernard O’Donaghue, Vona Groarke and many poets whose work has been published for the first time.

IRIS is a collaboration of new poetry, fiction and art, employing a combination of letterpress and RISO printing. It is a three-part publication, each edition limited to a single print run of three hundred copies. 

La Errante      
La Errante is a multilingual arts and literature zine. In the tradition of Surrealist and Situationist magazines as well as contemporary zine culture, we aim to present words and images on an equal footing, just as we aim to present writing and art from different languages alongside our native tongues. 

Long Poem Magazine
Long Poem Magazine is the only magazine dedicated to publishing long poems and sequences. LPM, published twice a year, showcases the best of traditional and innovative new writing from established and emerging poets in the international community.

Lunar Poetry Podcasts

Lunar Poetry Podcasts
Lunar Poetry Podcasts is a multi-award-nominated series of discussions, interviews and recordings with poets from around the UK and abroad. Recognised by the British Podcast Awards for reaching marginalised audiences, LPP offers a platform for poets to engage in discussions they deem vital to their practice.

Our aim is to promote the very best in contemporary poetry. Every issue of Magma has a different editor, either members of our board or a prominent poet acting as a guest editor. It’s that fresh eye in each issue which gives Magma its unique variety.

Modern Poetry in Translation (MPT)
Founded 50 years ago by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort, MPT publishes the best of world poetry in the best English languages translations. Published 3 times a year, each issue features a mix of poetry, features and reviews. Currently edited by poet and translator Sasha Dugdale.

The North
A bi-annual magazine featuring contemporary poetry by new and established writers, a broad spectrum of book reviews, from mainstream publishers to smaller presses and critical articles, features and conversations with writers. 

Oxford Poetry
Oxford Poetry is over 100 years old. The magazine was started in 1910 by Oxford undergraduates and published by Basil Blackwell. Previous editors have included Aldous Huxley, Siegfried Sassoon, W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Kingsley Amis, Geoffrey Hill, and John Fuller. In the 1980s, Mick Imlah, Nicholas Jenkins and Bernard O'Donoghue revived it as an outward-looking professional journal. In recent years, readers would have come across poems by Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, George Szirtes, Carol Ann Duffy, and Glyn Maxwell.

PN Review
For four decades PN Review has been a place to discover new poems in English and in translation as well as interviews, news, essays, reviews and reports from around the world. Many poets begin their careers here; many re-start them in our pages.

Poetry London
Poetry London is an arts charity and leading international poetry magazine where acclaimed contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names. Published three times a year in February, May and September, each issue contains new poetry, incisive reviews and features.

Poetry on the Picket Line
Poetry on the Picket Line
Bringing poetry onto the picket line and the picket line into poetry.

The Poetry Review
Since it was founded in 1912, The Poetry Review has been home to the world’s best writing – by both internationally renowned and emerging poets, newcomers and Nobel Prize winners. Published quarterly, the magazine is produced and distributed by The Poetry Society and currently edited by Emily Berry.

Founded in 1984 The Rialto has continuously supported new poets alongside established and celebrated poets. We publish a wide range of poetry, working always for excellence.

'The Reader's Wives of poetry' - John Cooper Clarke. 24 year old poetry 'zine with the best bad reputation. Tough on poetry, tough on the causes of poetry.

Shearsman magazine
Shearsman magazine was founded in 1981 and ran for two years before being folded into the London-based magazine Ninth Decade (later Tenth Decade), together with Oasis and Atlantic Review. The second series of Shearsman began in 1991, in a pamphlet format, and ran roughly quarterly until early 2005, when the format changed again to a half-yearly paperback book, each book being a double-issue of the magazine. The magazine's contents lean towards the more experimental end of the poetry spectrum but also always include more conservative writing.

Snow lit rev
Publishes poetry, prose, translation, music, film, art, photos. Frequency about once a year. No. 5 scheduled Fall 2017.

Swimmers publishes a limited-run bimonthly pamphlet series. The pamphlets combine creative and non-fiction written work, alongside artwork in various forms, created by established, emergent, and new writers and visual artists.

Test Centre
Published once a year, Test Centre magazine brings together new poetry and fiction by a combination of writers previously published by Test Centre and new contributors. The magazine is risograph printed, A4 in format, stab-stapled, and features cover artwork by Test Centre collaborators.

The White Review

The White Review
The White Review is an arts and literature quarterly magazine, with triannual print and monthly online editions. The magazine launched in February 2011 to provide ‘a space for a new generation to express itself unconstrained by form, subject or genre’, and publishes fiction, essays, interviews with writers and artists, poetry, and series of artworks. The White Review is a registered charity.

If you publish a magazine and would like to exhibit at the Poetry Magazine Fair, please email poetrybookfair@gmail.com for details.