The Phone Book

Dial-a-Poem connects you to new poems about the telephone by writers from around the world.

The Dial-a-Poem mobile app is now available free of charge for Android and iOS phones from Google Play and the App Store. See the links below or search for ‘dial-a-poem’.



During our launch period, the Dial-a-Poem poems are only accessible via the app. This is to encourage users to experience the recordings on the phone in the first instance. The text and the recordings of all the poems in our project will be made available on this site at a later date.


The Phone Book

Please use the phone book below to access the numbers for each poem on the app. You can also generate a random poem on the app by dialling ‘0’.

Alexander, Tilly

Phoning Home

6946

Allak, Zayneb

The Woodcutter’s Children

7722

Anaokar, Mehar

GMT +5:30

2001

Antrobus, Raymond

The Mechanism of Speech

5769

Berrueto, Claudia

animals of distance

9687

Boast, Rachael

External Line

4600

Booth, Dylan

Lost in [Google] Translation

8357

Brennan, Rose

The Call

5883

Buchan, Kit

Malcolm Starke Died Today

8693

Callus, Victoria Zoe

Across the Switchboard

8884

Capildeo, Vahni

A Telephone Box is a Time Zone Box

8438

Carver, Aleks

For You, From Me

3783

Carpenter-Hall, Zakia

Fortune Cookie

1108

Coplen, Michaela

Phone Sex Script

2188

Carroll, Amy Sara

‘All the Entertainments of Ordinary Life’

8289

Cooke, Jennifer

Antigone on the Phone

3759

Cornwell, Sophie

Call to Sea

6135

Cullen, Becky

Sunday Call

2952

Dastidar, Rishi

Warhol’s Telephone

1649

Daszkiewicz, Kathryn

Losing Touch

3611

Dharker, Imtiaz

Six Rings

4645

Dickey, Laressa

Paul Celan’s Telephone Number

8363

Dixon, Jo

Haircuts

5862

Dymoke, Sue

Mobile

3820

Etwebi, Ashur

We Entered Tripoli

1897

Field, Victoria

Mont Robin

6935

Galluccio, Bruno

Telecommunications

5467

Garner, Rosie

Bakelite

9743

Haji, Golan

A Tree Whose Name I Don’t Know

4625

Hannis, Jodie

Wrists

2774

Joudah, Fady

Textu

4386

Kalid, Phoebe

can you talk?

5623

Kelly, Lisa

Static Currents

8217

Lanseros, Raquel

6 1 7 0 1 4 1 0 5

1651

Levy, Sara

Telephone Calls: a garbled history

3510

Lowe, Hannah

The Stroke

4481

Matsumoto, Lila

Also delicious

4897

McAdams, Janet

Daughter Voice

2012

McKie, Jane

Moon and Lake

1329

McMillan, Andrew

taxi

8613

Mort, Valzhyna

Grandmother

3482

Morton, Lucinda

The Quiet Noise

5516

O’Brien, Richard

Ouija and After

7309

Palmer, Abi

IRL

1788

Pati, Anita

Routed

2408

Ravinthiran, Vidyan

white # flight # shame

9611

Rogers, John

A dial face for John Boot …

2537

Saul, Denise

Minor Variations

4342

Seneviratne, Seni

Full Moon

3676

Shores-Argüello, Jacob

Reception

4730

Slaney, Di

Suheil’s Song

6590

Smallhorne, Ioney

Yamaye – The Land of Wood and Water

5631

Stone, Degna

Perfidia

2468

Sturm, Nick

I Went Outside And Then I Don’t Know

4488

Taylor, Andrew

Sycamore Street

5458

Taylor, Jonathan

Israel Calling

3352

Taylor, Maria

Hanging On

1405

Wadud, Asiya

Syncope [extract]

7785

Waterman, Rory

Five Thirty-Minute Sessions

3478

Welton, Matthew

Poem for Sarah Jackson

3878

Woods, Gregory

Messages

2373

Yakimchuk, Lyuba

Press Two

5029

Zia, Ather

in Kashmir all phones are dead

5916