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Poetry Week

05 Sep Poetry Week

When: 1st October 2018 – 5th October 2018 all-day

What is the theme of National Poetry Day 2018? The theme for National Poetry Day 2018 is Change. What is National Poetry Day? National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited…

What is the theme of National Poetry Day 2018?
The theme for National Poetry Day 2018 is Change.

What is National Poetry Day?
National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favourite lines of poetry on social media using #nationalpoetryday.

National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by the charity Forward Arts Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. The Day enjoys the support of the BBC, Arts Council England, the Royal Mail and leading literary and cultural organisations, alongside booksellers, publishers, libraries and schools.

Interesting Poetry Facts

  • The most popular poetry form in the world is the Haiku
  • The longest poem in the world is the Indian epic Mahabharata
  • The shortest poem is ‘The Shortest and Sweetest of Songs’ by George MacDonald. It has just two words – “Come Home.”
  • The oldest poem is the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Poetry can increase your vocabulary

 

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