National Poetry Day 2021
1 October 2021
National Poetry Day is the annual mass
celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to
enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day
takes place on 7 October 2021, and the theme is Choice.
National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity
nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK - on
doorsteps and at kitchen tables, in gardens and streets, in
schools, libraries and public spaces both online and offline - all
celebrating poetry's power to bring people together.
Visit the National Poetry Day website for
suggestions on how to mark the day and to find events you can take
The Scottish Poetry Library has lots of
great Scottish poems of course. And looking ahead, there's a new
poetry festival taking place in Edinburgh from 15 to 17 October
2021: Push the Boat Out.