Canto publishes new poems that have vision ‒ are communicative, transformative, and far reaching in meaning - yet written in the lyric tradition.

You can read Canto's first Volume here. It includes poems by George Szirtes, Rebecca Goss, Philip Gross, Jacob Polley, David Morley, Peter Carpenter, Helen Ivory, Kelvin Corcorran, Graham Mort, W N Herbert, Ian Duhig, Ben Smith, Joanne Limburg. 

We now invite submissions on a rolling basis and aim to publish the very best poems we receive that add something fresh to our understanding of the world.  (Click on our New Poems page to read new writing by Sally Douglas)


*Canto was founded thanks to the legacy of Lionel Weiner, in memory of his wife Joan Weiner, who read English at the University of Exeter and who loved poetry. Our thanks also to other sponsors: Alumni Fund (University of Exeter) and Wordquest Devon.