National Poetry Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: October 2, 2017 is National Poetry Day.

Poetry Day

Poetry Day is a party of verse for every person, almost everywhere: from settings up, bus queues to healthcare facilities and zoos. It's a day when poetry takes to the streets. It's a chance for you to make use of poetry to claim things that cannot be said in prose.

National Poetry Day: readers dedicate poems to babies, partners, friends and ...
National Poetry Day: readers dedicate poems to babies, partners, friends and ...

We're breaking with “the tyranny of prose” this week, and turning to you, our readers, to make the most of National Poetry Day by making poems come alive. The focus of this year's UK-wide celebration of poetry, for which you can find the full programme ...

Hong Kong-born poet's TS Eliot prize win 'will change British poetry'
Hong Kong-born poet's TS Eliot prize win 'will change British poetry'

She has already won the 2015 Sunday Times young writer of the year award, while scientist Stephen Hawking read her poem Relativity for Britain's National Poetry Day . Organised by the Poetry Book Society, the TS Eliot prize was funded and presented by ...

Radio 4's celebration of National Poetry Day was beautiful
Radio 4's celebration of National Poetry Day was beautiful

In 1994, frustrated that such a thing didn't already exist, philanthropist and poetry lover William Sieghart founded National Poetry Day and started campaigning for institutions, broadcasters and like-minded people to celebrate it every October. Last ...

Check Out Every Single One Of The U.N.'s Special Days
Check Out Every Single One Of The U.N.'s Special Days

If you thought your 2016 was looking busy, just be glad you're not the United Nations. The organization will be marking 129 "International Days" — not to mention assorted weeks, decades and a year. Looking over the list is overwhelming but also ...

Stephen Hawking demonstrates Relativity for National Poetry Day
Stephen Hawking demonstrates Relativity for National Poetry Day

Organisers of National Poetry Day are hoping to inspire readers to record their own creative responses to poetry, as part of a competition culminating with a display of the winning words, images and videos in the Blackpool Illuminations on Thursday 8 ...

National Poetry Day 2015: dedicate a poem to someone you love
National Poetry Day 2015: dedicate a poem to someone you love

This is the week to “break with the tyranny of prose” and celebrate all things poetical, thanks to National Poetry Day. Ahead of this UK-wide celebration on Thursday 8 October, for which you can find the full programme here, we want to get you thinking ...

Writers, Poets Celebrate #ActualAsianPoets on National Poetry Day
Writers, Poets Celebrate #ActualAsianPoets on National Poetry Day

In celebration of National Poetry Day, the site Literary Hub asked contemporary poets to share how some of their favorite Asian or Asian-American poets have shaped and influenced their own literary work. Under the hashtag #ActualAsianPoets, 35 writers ...

O2 sends poems to customers for National Poetry Day
O2 sends poems to customers for National Poetry Day

O2 is getting in the National Poetry Day spirit by sending marketing text messages to its customers in the form of poems. The campaign, launched on the back of National Poetry Day today (8 October), was created by Lida, M&C Saatchi's CRM agency.

October 2, 2017 is also World Farm Animals Day