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

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

Carol Ann Duffy
by Peter Everard Smith
August 2005
NPG x134329

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Paul Farley
by Rizwan Mirza
18 November 2001
NPG x126172

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Jamie McKendrick
by Rizwan Mirza
27 July 2001
NPG x126173

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

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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