Send a poem through the post and get one back in return!

Poetry by Post is a different way to connect: through the imagination and the physical world as opposed to through social media. It’s about sending words through actual space, through landscapes, and finding community in creativity and imagination. It’s about rekindling the delight of receiving letters through the post, holding a space for the imagination and about giving ourselves the time for a moment of reflection and peace.

You can sign up at any time to get involved. We invite you to write out a favourite poem, send it in to us and receive in return a poem handwritten by another member. We aim to share poems that have moved us or inspired us. By sharing our favourite poems with each other through the post, we hope to build a supportive community, cultivate joy and inspire creativity.

We’re excited and intrigued to see what could happen. Will poems feel different when they’re handwritten: when they’re addressed to us personally? How it will feel to be connected to others through letters and words? What new poets or different ways of reading will we discover? Let’s send those words out and see what emerges!

“And none will hear the postman’s knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?”

W.H.Auden