National Poetry Day at 25: Tell Me the Truth About Life

October 10, 2018

National Poetry Day and Michael O’Mara announce poetry call-out for a 25th anniversary collection

In a new partnership, Michael O’Mara Books and The Forward Arts Foundation are to publish a collection of poetry to celebrate National Poetry Day’s 25th anniversary in October 2019.

Curated and introduced by poetry lover and BBC presenter Cerys Matthews, Tell Me the Truth About Life will be an indispensable anthology celebrating poetry’s power to capture the truths that really matter to people.

The public are today invited to nominate a wide range of poetry to be considered by Cerys for the anthology: the search is on for poems old and new that touch on ‘a truth that matters to me’. Closing date for submission of nominated poems, which should be already in the public domain, is Friday 23rd November. Nominations should be sent to:, and they can also be submitted via Twitter using the hashtag #TellMeTheTruthAboutLife.

Find out more about this exciting new project and get involved.