You can visit the National Poetry Library in person and look at our anthologies of poems for occasions and find a poem that speaks to you. If you are further afield you can ask a librarian for help in finding a suitable poem.
The National Poetry Library receives between two and three hundred new items every month and is unable to accept everything that is sent for the collection. We have standing orders with most of the UK poetry publishers who automatically send their books to us.
Unfortunately not. The National Poetry Library is the only dedicated space for poetry study in London and is open to everyone studying poetry and the library's collections.