Hello and welcome to The Public Menace Archive, the freely accessible collection of poetry written by you wonderful menaces, available here for anyone and everyone to enjoy.
Think of this archive as our manifesto made action: a living, growing body of text built from different voices all in conversation with each other and the wider world. ‘Good’ poetry isn’t just published by big names or meant for isolated occasions. ‘Good’ poetry doesn’t exist.
We believe in poetry that is bad in the best of sense: that doesn’t wait for permission or reward. Poetry that grows wherever it’s planted, to inspire whoever may walk its way. Poetry is in the streets! Read something new, and see where it takes you!