About Us

Inspired by the Gujarati Writers Forum, The Yorkshire Dialect Group and local poets, the Batley Poets first assembled at the Batley Festival in 2012 and have since gathered a growing number of local poets to share the words and sentences that would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

As the name suggests, this website has been put together to give the poets of Batley an opportunity to share their poetry and allow it to be heard and read long after the Batley Poetry events.

If you have a poem to submit, please go to the submit page and follow the instructions. If you have any other queries or feedback you can always email us at team@batleypoets.co.uk

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