National Poetry Day: In Poetry, Truth

March 1, 2019

National Poetry Day marks its 25th anniversary this year with a mass participation campaign highlighting poetry’s power to forge community – whether intimate or on the grand scale – by celebrating words that touch on truth.

The campaign – which culminates on Thursday October 3rd with thousands of poetry events across the UK – is themed around ‘truth’. It will showcase poetry’s value in capturing those nuanced human truths that polls, statistics and big data ignore.

Find out more about what’s happening in our anniversary year here.

September 9, 2019

Poetry Booksellers Love

To celebrate National Poetry Day’s 25th anniversary, the Booksellers Association and Forward Arts Foundation are pleased to announce Poetry Booksellers Love, a list of 25 favourite poetry books

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.