An Introduction

Smoke was established in 1974, and has kept to the simple format of sharp insightful poems and strong black and white graphics, with an international subscription list, and submissions from all over the world.

Poets featured over the last forty years have included Simon Armitage, Neil Astley, Alison Brackenbury, Helen Dunmore, Douglas Dunn, Carol-Ann Duffy, Rebecca Goss, Robert Hampson, Miroslav Holub, Frances Horovitz, Jackie Kay, Mimi Khalvati, Roger McGough, Ian McMillan, Barry MacSweeney, Adrian Mitchell, Tom Pickard, Jean Sprackland, George Szirtes. SmokeĀ encourages new contributors, whose work appears alongside poetry by established writers.