Picture the poet

A selection of photographic portraits of poets from the National Portrait Gallery Collection.

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Ian McMillan, by Andy Boag, February 2008 - NPG  - © Andy Boag / National Portrait Gallery, London

Ian McMillan
by Andy Boag
February 2008
NPG x132384

Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo, by Cinnamon Heathcote-Drury, October 2001 - NPG  - © Cinnamon Heathcote-Drury

Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo
by Cinnamon Heathcote-Drury
October 2001
NPG x125037

Benjamin Zephaniah, by Donald MacLellan, 29 August 1996 - NPG  - © Donald MacLellan

Benjamin Zephaniah
by Donald MacLellan
29 August 1996
NPG x88746

Sophie Hannah, by Madeleine Waller, 30 November 2005 - NPG  - © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sophie Hannah
by Madeleine Waller
30 November 2005
NPG x131823

Gwyneth Lewis, by Madeleine Waller, 12 December 2005 - NPG  - © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London

Gwyneth Lewis
by Madeleine Waller
12 December 2005
NPG x131824

Sean O

Sean O'Brien
by Madeleine Waller
13 July 2006
NPG x131825

Michael Rosen, by Madeleine Waller, 8 June 2006 - NPG  - © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London

Michael Rosen
by Madeleine Waller
8 June 2006
NPG x131826

Lemn Sissay, by Madeleine Waller, 24 July 2006 - NPG  - © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London

Lemn Sissay
by Madeleine Waller
24 July 2006
NPG x131827

Wendy Mary Cope, by Madeleine Waller, 5 July 2006 - NPG  - © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London

Wendy Mary Cope
by Madeleine Waller
5 July 2006
NPG x131828

Mimi Khalvati, by Madeleine Waller, 13 April 2006 - NPG  - © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London

Mimi Khalvati
by Madeleine Waller
13 April 2006
NPG x132071

Jo Shapcott, by Madeleine Waller, 12 September 2006 - NPG  - © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London

Jo Shapcott
by Madeleine Waller
12 September 2006
NPG x132073

Bernard O

Bernard O'Donoghue
by Madeleine Waller
10 July 2006
NPG x132074

Owen Sheers, by Madeleine Waller, 22 June 2006 - NPG  - © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London

Owen Sheers
by Madeleine Waller
22 June 2006
NPG x132075

Daljit Nagra, by Madeleine Waller, 2 June 2006 - NPG  - © Madeleine Waller / National Portrait Gallery, London

Daljit Nagra
by Madeleine Waller
2 June 2006
NPG x132076

Douglas Eaglesham Dunn, by Norman McBeath, 3 April 2003 - NPG  - © Norman McBeath / National Portrait Gallery, London

Douglas Eaglesham Dunn
by Norman McBeath
3 April 2003
NPG x126404

Les Murray, by Norman McBeath, 21 April 2003 - NPG  - © Norman McBeath / National Portrait Gallery, London

Les Murray
by Norman McBeath
21 April 2003
NPG x126407

Don Paterson, by Norman McBeath, 26 June 2002 - NPG  - © Norman McBeath / National Portrait Gallery, London

Don Paterson
by Norman McBeath
26 June 2002
NPG x126408

(Alfred) Charles Tomlinson, by Norman McBeath, 22 May 2003 - NPG  - © Norman McBeath / National Portrait Gallery, London

(Alfred) Charles Tomlinson
by Norman McBeath
22 May 2003
NPG x126409

Billy Childish, by Pete Millson, August 2001 - NPG  - © Pete Millson

Billy Childish
by Pete Millson
August 2001
NPG x132548

Dame Carol Ann Duffy, by Peter Everard Smith, August 2005 - NPG  - © Peter Everard Smith

Dame Carol Ann Duffy
by Peter Everard Smith
August 2005
NPG x134329

Paul Farley, by Rizwan Mirza, 18 November 2001 - NPG  - © Rizwan Mirza

Paul Farley
by Rizwan Mirza
18 November 2001
NPG x126172

Jamie McKendrick, by Rizwan Mirza, 27 July 2001 - NPG  - © Rizwan Mirza

Jamie McKendrick
by Rizwan Mirza
27 July 2001
NPG x126173

Deryn Rees-Jones, by Rizwan Mirza, 3 June 2001 - NPG  - © Rizwan Mirza

Deryn Rees-Jones
by Rizwan Mirza
3 June 2001
NPG x126174

Simon Armitage, by Roderick Field, 1998 - NPG  - © Roderick Field

Simon Armitage
by Roderick Field
1998
NPG x88093

Linton Kwesi Johnson, by Andrew Catlin, 1984 - NPG  - © Andrew Catlin / National Portrait Gallery, London

Linton Kwesi Johnson
by Andrew Catlin
1984
NPG x35988

Derek Walcott, by Horace Ové, 2003 - NPG  - © Horace Ové / National Portrait Gallery, London

Derek Walcott
by Horace Ové
2003
NPG x126732

Anne Stevenson, by Jemimah Kuhfeld, September 2006 - NPG  - © Jemimah Kuhfeld

Anne Stevenson
by Jemimah Kuhfeld
September 2006
NPG x133078

Dannie Abse, by Jemimah Kuhfeld, November 2008 - NPG  - © Jemimah Kuhfeld

Dannie Abse
by Jemimah Kuhfeld
November 2008
NPG x133079

George Szirtes, by Jemimah Kuhfeld, June 2008 - NPG  - © Jemimah Kuhfeld

George Szirtes
by Jemimah Kuhfeld
June 2008
NPG x133080

Derek Mahon, by Jemimah Kuhfeld, July 2009 - NPG  - © Jemimah Kuhfeld

Derek Mahon
by Jemimah Kuhfeld
July 2009
NPG x134341

Patrick J. Kavanagh, by Jemimah Kuhfeld, July 2009 - NPG  - © Jemimah Kuhfeld

Patrick J. Kavanagh
by Jemimah Kuhfeld
July 2009
NPG x134343

Christopher Reid, by Jemimah Kuhfeld, April 2009 - NPG  - © Jemimah Kuhfeld

Christopher Reid
by Jemimah Kuhfeld
April 2009
NPG x134345

Kathleen Jamie, by Jemimah Kuhfeld, August 2009 - NPG  - © Jemimah Kuhfeld

Kathleen Jamie
by Jemimah Kuhfeld
August 2009
NPG x134346

Helen Dunmore, by Mark Gerson, 1997 - NPG  - © Mark Gerson / National Portrait Gallery, London

Helen Dunmore
by Mark Gerson
1997
NPG x87356

Tony Harrison, by Mark Gerson, 12 February 1999 - NPG  - © Mark Gerson / National Portrait Gallery, London

Tony Harrison
by Mark Gerson
12 February 1999
NPG x88096

Ben Okri, by Mark Gerson, 1995 - NPG  - © Mark Gerson / National Portrait Gallery, London

Ben Okri
by Mark Gerson
1995
NPG x88223

Ruth Sophia Padel, by Mark Gerson, 1995 - NPG  - © Mark Gerson / National Portrait Gallery, London

Ruth Sophia Padel
by Mark Gerson
1995
NPG x132583

John Agard, by Maud Sulter, 2001 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Agard
by Maud Sulter
2001
NPG P949(1)

Grace Nichols, by Maud Sulter, 2001 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Grace Nichols
by Maud Sulter
2001
NPG P949(5)

Roger McGough, by Michael Birt, 1 March 1984 - NPG  - © Michael Birt

Roger McGough
by Michael Birt
1 March 1984
NPG x23473

Richard Jobson, by Mike Owen, circa 1986 - NPG  - © Mike Owen / National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Jobson
by Mike Owen
circa 1986
NPG x126476

John Hegley, by Nik Strangelove, 15 December 1993 - NPG  - © Nik Strangelove / http://www.nikstrangelove.com / National Portrait Gallery, London

John Hegley
by Nik Strangelove
15 December 1993
NPG x76705

Felix Dennis, by Trevor Ray Hart, 1994 - NPG  - © Trevor Ray Hart

Felix Dennis
by Trevor Ray Hart
1994
NPG x76553

Adam Foulds, by Richard Saker, 4 May 2009 - NPG  - © Richard Saker

Adam Foulds
by Richard Saker
4 May 2009
NPG x138832

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