Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Remember National Poetry Day

This Thursday, 2nd October is the 20th National Poetry Day. This year’s theme is ‘remember’.

A well-known poem about remembering begins ‘Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowdertreason and plot’ and it recounts the story of Guy Fawkes, who on 5th November 1605 was caught trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament with barrels of gunpowder.

This year we are remembering the 100th anniversary of the First World War and we have poetry by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Graves and many other in the libraries.To find out more about National Poetry Day visit The Poetry Society website.

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