Manchester Poetry Library

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Manchester Poetry Library
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The North West’s first public poetry library, Manchester Poetry Library is located in the brand-new arts and humanities building (also home to the Manchester Writing School, Centre for Place Writing and Manchester School of Theatre) at Manchester Metropolitan University’s All Saints campus just off Oxford Road.

A public poetry library that welcomes all, Manchester Poetry Library’s mission is to widen access to poetry and to support the creation and performance of new writing at every level from primary school to professional publication. The core collection of Manchester Poetry Library consists of late 19th, 20th and 21st century poetry in English from around the world, plus poetry in translation. As well as pamphlets, books and collections from presses large and small, there’s also access to journals, periodicals and anthologies. There’s even a section of poetry for children and younger readers.

A public poetry library that welcomes all, Manchester Poetry Library’s mission is to widen access to poetry and to support the creation and performance of new writing

The library also has a special focus on poetry as audio recordings and films, and has a record player to enjoy its vinyl collection plus recording facilities. Live performances and exhibitions can also be expected, with regular poetry showcases, launch events, reading groups, creative writing workshops and other get-togethers all taking place in the shared space. Manchester Poetry Library is delighted to open up the conversation around its holdings in different languages, and the team is keen to hear from you. Sign up for a library card, and start exploring a welcome – and welcoming – space in Manchester, a UNESCO City of Literature.

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