From celebrating special events to corporate messages to artistic collaborations, Apples and Snakes have helped manage the commission of hundreds of poems for all manner of occasions.

As the UK’s leading spoken word organisation, we can help you find the right poet to create the poem you are looking for.

We have extensive experience in managing the relationship between clients and poets. We advise on timeframes and deadlines; help ensure the poet has a clear brief for the project; broker feedback to the poet, and also take care of contracts covering usage and copyright.

Each commission is unique to your circumstances, and we tailor the process to suit each client to make sure you’re happy with the outcome.

Please note fees for work like this will vary greatly depending on the specific commission and will depend greatly upon the usage of the poem. If you’d like to know more, please do get in touch by completing the enquiry form.


Previous clients, and examples of commissioned work include:

Tate Modern
Poem commissioned to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Penguin Random House
Two film-poems from young spoken word artists commissioned to celebrate the launch of Margaret Atwood’s collection Dearly

Commission a poem enquiry form

If you have any questions or would like to talk more about a commission, please contact [email protected] or call 07496 393 793.