The Poetry Library

I spent a very pleasant hour recently in the Poetry Library at the Southbank centre. I’ve been a member of the Poetry Library almost since it first opened, and it is truly a national treasure.

It is such a peaceful place, such a great place to sit and read poetry (of course) and discover new writing.

When I worked full time in London I used to make a lot more use of it, but now I only get to pop in every now and then. Even so, it is a joy to visit it every now and then. I hope to get to use it more.

Brian Patten, Selected Poems

Selected poems by Brian Patten


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If you want to find the National Poetry Library

Here’s a map to show you where it is. I’d certainly recommend it as a great place to visit