BBC Local Poets Celebrate Change

October 4, 2018

POETS CELEBRATE THE CHANGES THAT REALLY MATTER ON NATIONAL POETRY DAY

A secret love affair in Cornwall, a tree slung with trainers in Brighton, and the disappearance of the Geordie word “muckle”: a nationwide call-out for stories of the changes that really matter to BBC Local Radio listeners has inspired 12 new poems for National Poetry Day. Find out more, and watch films of the 12 poets reading their poems on location.

July 22, 2019

National Poetry Day @ 25 Years

This year National Poetry Day marks its 25th anniversary with a mass campaign highlighting poetry’s power to touch on truth – whether intimate or on the grand scale.