Tagged: National Poetry Day

Public nominations invited for National Poetry Day anthology

Michael O’Mara Books and The Forward Arts Foundation are publishing a poetry anthology to celebrate National Poetry Day’s 25th anniversary in October 2019.... Read more

Poetry 'more popular with children on free school meals', finds NLT

Just under half of children and young people aged 8-18 enjoy reading or creating poetry, according to a survey from National Literacy Trust to mark... Read more

Motion, Sissay and Duffy picked for National Poetry Day promotion

Works by established poets Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy and Lemn Sissay will be recommended for this year’s National Poetry Day alongside insta-poet Charly Cox... Read more

BBC Local Radio to commission poems on 'change'

National Poetry Day and BBC Local Radio have commissioned 12 poems for each of the BBC regions in England to “celebrate the small changes that... Read more

Otter-Barry Books to publish official National Poetry Day anthology

Independent publisher Otter-Barry Books will this autumn publish Poetry For a Change, the official children’s anthology for National Poetry Day on 4th October. ... Read more

Poetry sales are booming, LBF hears

The poetry market is booming as audiences for poetry, as well as poets themselves, are diversifying, attendees to the first ever Poetry Summit at London Book Fair heard.... Read more

National Poetry Day reveals 'freedom' competition winners

National Poetry Day has revealed the winners of its "freedom" themed children's poetry competition, for which 700 entries were submitted. Read more

National Poetry Day celebrated as sales rise 15%

National Poetry Day takes place today (28th September) with the launch of a new BBC poetry and performance festival featuring Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish and... Read more

Trade gets behind National Poetry Day 2017

National Poetry Day, Britain’s national campaign for poetry, is holding its first dedicated trade promotion highlighting 40 "inspiring" poetry books across four categories: anthologies, children’s poetry, current collections and poetry for... Read more

Local words to feature in National Poetry Day

Distinctive local words such as "fam" and "to geg in" are to be celebrated in 12 specially-commissioned poems for this year’s National Poetry Day.... Read more

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