Sheaf Poetry Festival has been a part of Sheffield’s artistic and cultural landscape for almost a decade.

Formerly known as Sheffield Poetry Festival and South Yorkshire Poetry Festival, Sheaf returns in 2021 from 19th - 21st November, once again boasting a vibrant programme of world-class poetry, alongside Sheffield’s own inspiring and exciting local voices.

After the success of last year's digital festival, we're 'building back better' with a hybrid festival with both online and in-person events, concentrated around a live weekend at Theatre Deli in Sheffield city centre.

Emerging themes include 'Writing the Now'; how we can react to our surroundings and current events through poetry, and new ways of looking at landscape and the natural world. Confirmed partner publishers and organisations include Nine Arches Press, Longbarrow Press, The Poetry Business, Penned in the Margins, The Poetry Translation Centre, Hive South Yorkshire, Sheffield Libraries and Carcanet Press.

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