The Poetry Society always celebrates National Poetry Day with exciting events, but we're not the official organisers.
Since 1994 National Poetry Day has engaged millions of people with poetry through a range of live events and web-based activities for people young and old throughout the country. Each year the day has a new theme. You can find out more about previous National Poetry Days and the Poetry Society's involvement by looking at our National Poetry Day history pages.
Various Poetry Society competitions take place on or around, or have celebrations linked to, National Poetry Day. The Stanza Poetry Competition winner is announced on National Poetry Day, as are the winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. The National Poetry Competition closes at the end of October, giving poets inspired by the day time to pen their poems and enter.
The Poetry Society runs an extensive education programme of education work: Poetryclass INSET days, school membership packages (for individual schools and networks) and the SLAMbassadors UK nationwide youth slam championship. To find out more about the education work that we offer or to organise a poet visit, please see our education pages. Alternatively you can contact our education team.