National Poetry Day - over to you!
It's just one month to National Poetry Day on 3rd October. This year marks our 25th anniversary and the celebrations will be more jubilant than ever. Discover what's happening around you, and get on board by using a poem as a reason to gather old friends - and discover new ones.
Upload a poem about a truth that matters to you, for National Poetry Day’s #SpeakYourTruthPoem competition.
The prize is £500 and a day at London’s YouTube Space where you’ll pick up essential insider tips on reaching audiences from online poetry sensation Savannah Brown. YouTube’s technical experts will help you film your winning entry in a state-of-the-art studio.
The competition runs from September 5th 2019 to October 3rd 2019, National Poetry Day, and is open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Find out more at nationalpoetryday.co.uk
The Forward Book of Poetry 2020 is out now. This collection of poems in the running for the Forward Prizes is the year's essential poetry anthology, offering an overview of the current poetry scene and introductions to the most exciting new poets. If contemporary poetry had a one-stop shop, this would be it.
A new #poetry podcast
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National Poetry Day is grateful to our supporters ALCS, Gardners Books and Browns Books for Students.