Poems

Poems

The next National Poetry Day is on Thursday 3 October 2019: the theme will be Truth. We welcome your nominations of any poems relating to this theme: they could tell the truth about something that matters to you, or deliver a home truth, or – maybe – tell a big lie. Let us know by emailing truth@nationalpoetryday.co.uk. We will be sharing your truth poems throughout 2019!

To get you started, and to honour the 2018 Armistice anniversary, we’ve added some poems that tell a truth about war: ancient and modern. Some are by Forward Prizes alumni, or from books recommended as part of the big National Poetry Day trade promotion.