South Bank Poetry

find your voice, be inspired & get your work published

South Bank Poetry is THE place for poetry with open mic nights, workshops, magazines, readings, competitions and more…


Hone your writing skills and challenge yourself at South Bank Poetry’s workshops. Held over Zoom, and run by the talented London poet, Katherine Lockton. Whether you are a novice or an experienced writer, come and explore your writing talents in a fun and creative environment.


South Bank Poetry’s masterclasses and workshops are designed to help you discover and nurture your voice. Don’t learn how to write like someone else, learn how to write like you.


South Bank Poetry publishes the best new writing being written now regardless of publication history. Whether you are a City Lit or Morley College student or a published author. We want to show you at your best.


South Bank Poetry believes that everyone has a subject they were born to write about. South Bank Poetry masterclasses and courses allows you to explore different themes in a friendly environment to get you one step closer to what you should be writing about.


  • “Really stimulating and well judged for content, timing, exercises, etc. Great ‘prompts’ too: different photos, herb & spice pots, colour charts as well as the range of poems.”

    Belinda Singleton
  • “This is the place to be.... South Bank Poetry workshops are amazing - for beginners and accomplished poets!”

    Helena Steel
  • “I have always enjoyed South Bank Poetry for its unexpected mix, I don't hesitate in recommending it to anyone interested in poetry”

    Hugo Williams Poetry Editor, The Spectator
  • "South Bank Poetry is the freshest, most in-touch poetry magazine around. With its exciting debuts from new poets and consistently high quality, I always look forward to the next issue."

    John Stammers Poet, Editor



In 2008 austerity hit the arts world hard. The situation is very bleak across the UK for poetry. Print poetry is in steep decline.

It is your support that means we can focus on discovering new writers, regardless of their background.

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