National Poetry Day 2004:
National Poetry Day 2004's theme, Food, had something for everyone to savour. The Poetry Society and its national partners produced a complete menu of activities in the UK on and around National Poetry Day - see below for a synopsis, or download a press release for more detail (this is a Word Document link).
Visit our Food Poetry Bookshelf, and photo diary of National Poetry Day.
- Apples & Snakes
Commissioned poets to work with mentors writing about the theme of Food, performance in October.
- Children's Book Week
2004's campaign featured poetry books as part of Children's Book Week. See Booktrust website for details.
- Keats House
2003's top Poetry Landmark passed the baton to the most poetry-active schools in Britain.
- Manchester & Northwest Libraries
Readings, events and library activities across the North West.
- The Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Julia Darling and a host of local poets held a Feast of Poetry.
- Orange Birmingham Book Festival
Roz Goddard and Dreadlock Alien created a poetic dinner at the Orange Restaurant.
- Poetry Book Society
A bookshelf featuring delicious Food poems.
- Poetry Library
The place to find food poems!
- The Reading Agency
Featuring an NPD-specific 'Toolkit for Libraries' on their website. Also, events in libraries around the UK.
- Salt Publishing
Publishers of Poetry on a Plate. A donation from each book sold will be made to support National Poetry Day.
- Scottish Poetry Library
The place to find food poems... and many activities planned for this year's NPD across Scotland!
- Welsh Academi
Writers on Tour for NPD in Wales; launch of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry; links to events and activities for NPD; news updates in A470, the bimonthly literary magazine.