When is National Poetry Day

In the UK, National Poetry Day 2015 falls on 8 October 2015 and this year the theme is ‘Light’.

About National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day was founded in 1995 by William Sieghart of the Forward Arts Foundation to fuel and inspire the nation’s enthusiasm and love for poetry.

National Poetry Day is really simple to get involved with. It’s a day for poetry readings, quizzes, competitions, exhibitions and recitations with lots of poetry events and activities being organised by the Forward Arts Foundation.

For more information about National Poetry Day and details of how to get involved visit:

National Poetry Day

The Poetry Society (UK)

The Forward Arts Foundation

In the USA National Poetry Month is celebrated each April.