providing a showcase for the best

in contemporary British

and international poetry


Please note! We are gradually retiring this part of the website as the software is out of date and insecure. Old and new issues of Antiphon are available on the Antiphon blog and include poets reading their work.

The Antiphon main site is now Antiphon. See under Submissions for current submission windows.


Issue Twenty Four is now live.

 Click on the link to read the issue and listen to many of the poets read their work.

 February 2019






Drawing a Diagram, Rosemary Badcoe's first collection, is out now from Kelsay Books!

Copies are available from Amazon UK, Amazon US  and directly from the author.

Drawing a Diagram cover


“For all the coolness of Badcoe’s work, its poise and measure, there is huge intensity beneath its surface, and sly humour, and much beauty.”
– Conor O’Callaghan, author of four collections published by Gallery Press in Ireland and Wake Forest University Press in the US, including Fiction and The Sun King.

Click on the Amazon links to get a preview of the book and read some of the poems, and more details are available here




Antiphon on-line poetry magazine is dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry from new and established poets.  We also publish reviews of new books and pamphlets from the major publishers and small presses, and articles about aspects of poetry. We welcome submissions from all poets dedicated to producing exciting, musical poetry – see right for current submission guidelines.

Proud to publish Harriet Tarlo, Ann Sansom, Alison Brackenbury, Pippa Little, Helen Mort,
Jan Fortune, Conor O’Callaghan and many excellent new poets.

Over 2000 readers per issue: please join us!


    Issue One, Autumn 2011
Issue Two, Winter 2012
    Issue Three, Spring 2012
    Issue Four,Summer 2012
    Issue Five, Autumn 2012
    Issue Six, Winter 2013
    Issue Seven (Sheffield Poetry Festival),
              Spring 2013
    Issue Eight, Summer 2013
    Issue Nine, Autumn 2013
    Issue Ten, Winter 2014
    Issue Eleven, Spring 2014
    Issue Twelve, Summer 2014
    Issue Thirteen, Autumn 2014
    Issue Fourteen, 2015
    Issue Fifteen, 2015
    Issue Sixteen, 2015
    Issue Seventeen, 2016
    Issue Eighteen, 2016
    Issue Nineteen, 2016
    Issue Twenty, 2017
    Issue Twenty One, 2017
    Issue Twenty Two, 2018
    Issue Twenty Three, 2018



Call for Submissions

See under Submissions for open submission times.






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