National Poetry Day @ 25 Years

July 22, 2019

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.

The ‘In Poetry, Truth’ campaign, which culminates on Thursday 3 October with thousands of poetry events across the UK, is supported by poetry champion and broadcaster Cerys Matthews, with comedian Henry Normal, actress Jade Anouka, Instagram influencer Savannah Brown, footballer Marvin Sordell and artist Chris Riddell. A new slate of National Poetry Day Ambassadors includes Tony Walsh, Sarah Crossan, Michael Rosen, Nikita Gill, Karl Nova, Dean Atta and Kate Clanchy, whose voices will feature in live and recorded performances, on film, podcasts and online.

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