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National Poetry Day 2020

09 July 2020 Share

Interest surges under lockdown

National Poetry Day on on 1 October 2020 is set to be the biggest yet as public appetite to share a poem surges under lockdown.

A bumper crop of citizen poet-performers will be the stars of this year’s National Poetry Day, after four months of lockdown prompted the public to seek out and share poems on an unprecedented scale.

While online poetry performances by actors Andrew Scott, Patrick Stewart and Helena Bonham Carter have drawn audiences exceeding 20 million since March, the nation’s secret poets are responding with gusto to an ongoing invitation to use poems to keep in touch with old friends and make new ones.

To find out more about National Poetry Day and its many elements, events and resources, visit nationalpoetryday.co.uk