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World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures. In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

Activity Ideas:

  • Enjoy our limericks activity – here
  • Enjoy our Poet Laureate activity – here
  • Print off and enjoy our Poetry pack – here
  • Watch the Open Age Night Mail poetry lecture and discuss – here
  • Read some famous short poems and discuss – here