National Poetry Day is a nationwide celebration of poetry held every year on the first Thursday of October. It's a chance to celebrate and inspire creativity through poetry. This year it took place on the 3rd October and the theme was ‘water water everywhere’.
The first Young Poet Laureate for London was announced yesterday by Poet Laureate Carol Anne Duffy. Her name is Warsan Shire, a 24 year old Kenyan-born Somali poet and she was chosen from a shortlist of six young poets. Ealier this year she won the Brunel University inaugural prize for African Poetry.
To find out about more about poetry and for advice on writing your own visit The Poetry Society and the Young Poets Network.
We are hoping to welcome back Adisa the amazing performance poet www.adisaworld.com to TRS next term so watch this space!