Save The Poetry Business! 33 years & more...

by The Poetry Business in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Save The Poetry Business! 33 years & more...
We did it
On 22nd April 2019 we successfully raised £19,047 with 380 supporters in 28 days

Our recent news of a failed Arts Council bid to support the business in 2019 means we need help to continue our work over the coming months.

by The Poetry Business in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

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Christopher Hamilton-Emery 10th April 2019

A vital part of the UK’s poetry scene with an important legacy. Terrific at teaching, finding and breaking talent. Something that needs a future in the Brexit future we all now face.

Jane Kingsford 5th April 2019

Dear Ann and Peter, your Poetry Days and Residential Stays are a wonderful source of stimulus, creativity and friendship. You’ve created something truly special and have enhanced so many people’s experience, as well as writing careers. Long may you continue!

Val Taylor 4th April 2019

This donation was triggered by Anthony Wilson's brilliant poem. Hope The Poetry Business survives - we're going to need you...

cdaventry 2nd April 2019

Removed previous comment because last week – distracted poet – I got an attack of acronymitis and inadvertently put PBS instead of TPB: d'oh. Sorry. Thanks to R Boast for pointing it out. The upside is that I can re-post here, with all my support to, yes, Peter and Ann for your brilliant work.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

We'll send you a Smith|Doorstop book or pamphlet published in 2018/2019.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

We'll send you a Smith Doorstop Book & Pamphlet published in 2018/19 and we will add your name to the list of supporters that we publish on our website.

£30 or more

46 of 50 claimed

£30 Reward

We'll send you an anthology and two pamphlets from our Smith|Doorstop backlist.

£60 or more

£60 Reward

You will receive Smith|Doorstop book or pamphlet and a place on one of our Sheffield or Manchester Writing Days.

£60 or more

5 of 100 claimed

Irish Bundle

We'll send you our recent Irish Issue of The North Magazine, as well as three Smith|Doorstop titles by Irish authors, including Jane Clarke, Paula Cunningham, John McAuliffe, Michael McCarthy and Matthew Sweeney

£100 or more

£100 reward

We'll send you a vintage issue of The North magazine, and a curated bundle of 6 titles of new and classic Smith|Doorstop titles.

£150 or more

Curated Vintage Poetry bundle

We'll send you a curated selection of 10 of our bestselling Smith|Doorstop backlist titles, including an early issue of The North magazine and some of our former Book & Pamphlet Competition winners.

£300 or more

Curated New Poetry Bundle

We'll send you a curated selection of 15 of our bestselling Smith|Doorstop books and pamphlets from the last two years.

£500 or more

£500 reward

You'll have access to 4 of our Manchester or Sheffield Writing Days, a 2-year North subscription, and a full collection of all 24 Smith|Doorstop books & pamphlets published in the last 12 months.

£1,000 or more

£1000 reward

You'll receive a one-on-one editing session, free entry to either our Manchester or Sheffield Writing Days for 12 months, a 2-year subscription to The North magazine, and all Smith|Doorstop titles published in the last 12 months.

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