About National Poetry Day

Our Organiser

National Poetry Day is coordinated by Forward Arts Foundation, a charity that celebrates excellence in poetry and aims to widen its audience.

As well as National Poetry Day, our programmes, the Forward Prizes for Poetry and the Forward Books of Poetry, indispensable annual anthologies of the year’s best poems.

We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. Our sponsors and supporters include: Bookmark (formerly Forward Worldwide), the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Rothschild Foundation and the Monument Trust. We’re incredibly grateful to these organisations for supporting our work.