Wednesday, 7 August 2013
National Poetry Day 3rd October 2013
National Poetry Day is a nationwide celebration of poetry for everyone, everywhere: from assemblies, bus-queues, cafes, greengrocers, hospitals, ice-rinks to waiting-rooms, yacht clubs and zoos.
It’s a day when poetry slips off its dust-jacket and takes to the streets. It’s a chance for people to use poetry to say things that can’t be said in prose.
This year's theme is ... water and National Poetry Day is Thursday 3rd October 2013.
NPD have seized on Coleridge's great phrase - 'Water, water, everywhere' - as inspiration for this year's National Poetry Day.
Make of it what you will: there are almost as many poems on the subject as there are drops in the sea. We will be posting some of them on this site, together with ideas from you on how to turn water into lines. NPD challenge participants this year to smuggle poetry into the most unlikely places: not just in libraries and classrooms, but on fishing boats and ferries, via postcards, mobile phones and announcements on station platforms.
Check out www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk for lots of ideas and enjoy looking round their new-look site!