This year National Poetry Day was on 4 October 2018. The Poetry Society celebrated the day once again at National Poetry Day Live at Southbank Centre, with events for schools and adults. Readers included: Young People’s Laureate for London, Momtaza Mehri; Raymond Antrobus; Joelle Taylor; Anthony Anaxagorou; Caroline Bird; Zaffar Kunial; and Hannah Lowe. Find out more.
The theme for National Poetry Day 2018 was change. We wrote a free teaching resource on the theme of change, available for teachers, educators and parents ahead of 4 October. If you would like to book a poet to visit your school on or around National Poetry Day this year, make an enquiry today.