The Saison Poetry Library houses the Arts Council poetry collection, the most comprehensive and accessible collection of modern poetry in Britain. The collection, dating from about 1914, consists of most poetry from the United Kingdom and Ireland, a large selection from English-speaking countries worldwide, poetry in translation, poetry by and for children, rap and concrete poetry. Audio and video facilities are available in addition to a large variety of magazines, press cuttings and ephemera. Membership is free and the library is open daily (except Mondays) from 11am to 8pm.
The Saison Poetry Library has launched its online archive of poetry magazines.
The magazines represented cover the wide spectrum of British poetry from the last forty odd years. Currently the site features: Ambit, Blithe Spirit, Borderlines, Brando's hat, Dream Catcher, Fabric, Fire, Magma, Oasis, Obsessed with pipework, Orbis, Painted, spoken, Poetry Nation, Shearsman, Smiths Knoll, The Coffee House, The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter's House, The London Magazine, The North and Thumbscrew... And there are more to come.
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