Submissions of poems written in response to any of the prompts or writing exercises set on the podcast are welcome. Poems can be sent via the form below – please state which prompt or exercise you are responding to. Poems can also be posted in the comments section of the relevant show’s blog post or shared on social media using #poetrynonstop.

Poems may be published online and shared on the podcast.


I am always on the lookout for guest poets who can offer advice and inspiration as well as showcasing their work. I appreciate a personal touch. Emails beginning ‘Hi’, ‘Dear Poetry Non-Stop’ etc. are a turnoff, and – it should go without saying – listen to the podcast before submitting.

If you would like to be a guest please include the following:

  • Explain what you want to talk about on the podcast and how it will help and inspire listeners in their writing
  • A short bio
  • Two to three poems
  • A writing prompt or exercise for listeners to try. This should be related to one of the poems submitted so we can discuss the poem and then the prompt.

I look forward to hearing from you and apologies if it takes a while to respond. Do consider submitting poems as detailed above. It’ll help me get to know your work and you’ll get a faster response.

Patrick Widdess