Happy National Poetry Day everyone!
To celebrate, I made some book spine poetry:
A single man
Venus as a boy
Parasites like us
Don’t try this at home
Anyway, now you’ve seen my terrible effort, get yourself some real poetry before the day is over! Here are a few places to start:
Jen Campbell wrote 100 poems in 48 hours to raise money for the Book Bus
Today BBC Radio 4 featured poet Murray Lachlan-Young reading a poem based on the shipping forecast
NPR has collected together its poetry on a dedicated page of its website
Watch Sabrina Mahfouz perform ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…damental Human Rights’ at the Liberty Human Rights Awards 2015
Chris Riddell shares – and illustrates – his favourite lines of poetry
And of course, you should all watch the incomparable Kate Tempest
Or, you know, you could pick up a book of poetry. I’ll be dipping into Pablo Neruda tonight. How about you?