Discover the faces of poets working today, including Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, in this touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery.

Picture the Poet is an exhibition of high quality photographs of living poets touring to six regional venues.

The exhibition project has been developed by the National Portrait Gallery working in collaboration with the National Literacy Trust and Apples and Snakes to build a targeted learning and participation programme at each regional venue.

19 September – 29 November 2015


View videos created in
response to Picture the Poet

Listen to audio commentary
about the Exhibition

Explore portraits
of poets in the Exhibition

Additional support received from:

The Kirby Laing Foundation


your own poems or thoughts about the portraits or the poets in the exhibition to see them on the twitter wall.


This project has been funded by Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Fund.