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NA­TIONAL PO­ETRY DAY

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FROM SHAKE­SPEARE’S SONNETS TO THE EPIGRAMS OF OS­CAR WILDE, PO­ETRY, IN ITS MANY FORMS, HAS BE­GUILED MANKIND SINCE ANCIENT TIMES. PRE-DAT­ING WRIT­TEN TEXT, THE EAR­LI­EST COM­PO­SI­TIONS WERE PASSED DOWN THE GEN­ER­A­TIONS VER­BALLY. NA­TIONAL PO­ETRY DAY, WHICH TAKES PLACE ON THURS­DAY 4 OC­TO­BER, CEL­E­BRATES THIS RICH LE­GACY THROUGH EVENTS ACROSS THE UK. TAK­ING PLACE IN SCHOOLS AND LI­BRARIES, BOOKSHOPS AND EVEN BUSES, THEY INVOLVE THE READ­ING, WRIT­ING AND PER­FOR­MANCE OF PO­ETRY, ALL FO­CUS­ING ON THIS YEAR’S THEME OF ‘CHANGE’. FOR MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION, VISIT NATIONALPOETRYDAY.CO.UK OR SEARCH FOR #NATIONALPOETRYDAY ON SO­CIAL ME­DIA.

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