National Poetry Day is the nation’s biggest celebration of poetry.
This year’s theme is Remember, so if you remember a poem, however short, pass it on with hashtag #thinkofapoem
Poetry is the one art form you can keep in your head, and this year Cambridge University is launching a massive Poetry and Memory survey on National Poetry Day to discover what poems the nation remembers.
Click the link below for live events, happenings, classroom activities and spontaneous uncontrollable outbursts of poetry – or set up your own and tell us about it here.
Here’s a set of eight new poems for primary school children by five leading contemporary children’s poets.
To keep in touch by Liz Brownlee
Remembering by Liz Brownlee
The Family Book by Brian Moses
Poets are Photographers by Paul Cookson
Remembering is our duty by Paul Cookson
Dear Mug by Roger Stevens
In an old dog’s memory by Brian Moses
Whole body memory by Jan Dean