National Poetry Day

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Charities watchdog set to be led by poetry and finance specialist
Nadine Dorries promotes Forward Arts Foundation trustee Martin Thomas for politically sensitive role

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

02, Dec, 2021 @6:28 PM

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The language of politics is 'shallow and threadbare', says poet laureate
Simon Armitage criticised politicians’ use of cliches in a discussion about ‘truth’, this year’s theme for National Poetry Day

Alison Flood and Jade Cuttle

03, Oct, 2019 @5:10 AM

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Andrew Motion uses headstone tributes to write new war poem
Former poet laureate drew inspiration from personal inscriptions to write Armistice

Caroline Davies

03, Oct, 2018 @11:01 PM

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Poetry Pharmacy webchat – William Sieghart's prescriptions for the time-poor, love-rich, hectic and more
William Sieghart of the much-loved Poetry Pharmacy handed out stanzas for your struggles, offering you salve whether you’re hopeless, homesick or lonely in love

15, Dec, 2017 @1:48 PM

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Share your poems on National Poetry Day 2017
To mark the UK’s annual celebration of poetry, we’d like you to share your writing with us

Guardian readers

28, Sep, 2017 @10:11 AM

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Appeal launched to collect poetry in endangered languages
Marking the UK’s National Poetry Day, an international call for readers to submit poems that could be lost to future generations has gone out

Alison Flood

28, Sep, 2017 @6:01 AM

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A 'gurt' plan: National Poetry Day to celebrate England's local words
From the Bristol word for great, via Merseyside’s ‘geg in’ and London’s ‘fam’, 12 authors are writing poems celebrating language tied to English regions

Alison Flood

10, Aug, 2017 @1:45 PM

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On National Poetry Day we should be championing the artform’s diversity | Bridget Minamore
Despite women and people of colour dominating poetry slams, it’s still white men who get most of the paying gigs and festivals

Bridget Minamore

06, Oct, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 poems about light
On National Poetry day, 10 poets picks their favourite poems about light. Read them all here

08, Oct, 2015 @12:30 PM

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National Poetry Day: readers dedicate poems to babies, partners, friends and goats – video
We asked you help us celebrate National Poetry Day by sending us readings of your favourite poems. Here are some of our favourite videos

Guardian readers and Marta Bausells

08, Oct, 2015 @10:11 AM

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John Cooper Clarke's poem for the UK coast released for National Poetry Day
The National Trust-commissioned Nation’s Ode to the Coast was written by Cooper Clarke – with help from the British public – and is a celebration of time and tide, and bucket and spade

Will Coldwell

07, Oct, 2015 @5:01 PM

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Poetry secrets: how to write a poem on a theme
Poet Roger Stevens reveals his techniques for writing a poem on a specific topic

Roger Stevens

07, Oct, 2015 @9:42 AM

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