Keep reading the poems

And Other Poems is taking a break and will be back in 2017. Thank you to everyone who’s sent poems this year and thank you to Rishi Dastidar for being a wonderful co-editor. I post updates on the News page so it’s worth checking in from time to time. You can read all of the hundreds of poems at And Other Poems by exploring the archive or by clicking on Index. Thank you for reading poems.

Best wishes



Guest Editor at And Other Poems

I’m excited to announce that, during the next open submissions window (May 13 – May 15), And Other Poems is going to be co-edited by Rishi Dastidar a widely published poet whose debut collection Ticker Tape is forthcoming from Nine Arches Press in 2017. Rishi is a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, a fellow of The Complete Works, a consulting editor at The Rialto and teaches regularly for The Poetry School (phew!). He will be reading your submissions along with Josephine.

Best Wishes for Easter from And Other Poems

And Other Poems is taking a short break and will be back in April.

There are over 400 poets featured at this site and you can find all the poems on the Index page.

Thanks and see you soon!

Tulips again

And Other Poems is taking a short break

And Other Poems will be back on 17th November.

bags packed for Aldeburgh

I’ll be at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival (hope to see some of you there!) and then on retreat with the Aldeburgh Eight Advanced Seminar.

Thanks and best wishes


Poems in translation at And Other Poems

Poems in Translation from the archives which you might enjoy.

Alvin Pang – (untitled haiku in Chinese and English) and other poems
‘Monsoon’ by Andrew F Giles after Neruda
‘Ghazal’ after Agha Shahid Ali by Aviva Dautch
Federico García Lorca – Ian Duhig – Carlos López Beltrán & Pedro Serrano – an adventure in translation! Spanish – English – Spanish
‘Winter’ after Rilke by Clarissa Aykroyd
‘Ballad of the Moon, Moon’ after Lorca by David Morley
‘The Eel’ after Montale by Hugh Dunkerley
‘February’ by Sasha Dugdale after Pasternak
Three poems from the Daodejing by Martyn Crucefix
Poems by Care Santos and Jordi Doce translated by Lawrence Schimel

Most viewed poems of 2014

New poems will be posted to And Other Poems in 2015. Subscribe to this site by email and receive new poems straight to your inbox by clicking the ‘SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL’ button.

In the meantime, here are the poems which have been viewed the most in 2014. Some of them were posted in 2013 so clearly they have staying power! If you enjoy these poems, why not treat yourself by buying a book? Links to poets and publishers can usually be found at the foot of each post. You will find many more poems on this site by clicking on the ‘Index’ button.

Happy New Year and thanks for reading the poems!

Most viewed poems at And Other Poems in 2014

‘Don’t Mention the Children’ by Michael Rosen

‘Window, Honley’ by Niall Campbell

Five poems by David Morley from ‘The Gypsy and The Poet’

Three poems by Jane Clarke – new collection forthcoming from Bloodaxe in 2015

Two poems by Vicki Feaver
– new collection forthcoming from Cape in 2015

Poems by Women Poets of Colour at And Other Poems

New work will be posted to this site in 2015. In the meantime, here is some work from the archives for you to enjoy (with thanks to Up the Staircase for inspiring this post):

Amali Rodrigo

Chimera Lay

Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton

Hannah Lowe

Jennifer Wong

Karen McCarthy Woolf

Lamorna Elmer

Lizzy Dijeh

Mona Arshi

Moniza Alvi

Rowyda Amin

Theresa Muñoz

Keep reading the poems.

see you in June

Dear Readers

I’m taking a short break from posting new poems – I’ll be back in June. You’ll still see #AndOtherPoems tweets and posts on Facebook as I share some of the poems from the archive.  Please continue to read and share the fantastic work collected on this site.  Submissions remain open.  Thanks for reading, sharing and submitting to
And Other Poems.
Best wishes,