Another poem with an association with Change, season and ideas, for National Poetry Day.
A poem on the theme of change for National Poetry Day, today!
The wonderful Gerard Benson and River Song, for National Poetry Day’s theme of change – you will never tire of listening to his voice.
Catherine Benson’s gorgeous poem, Wing Bone, which is loosely on the subject of Change, for National Poetry Day.
Another poem with the loose association with Change, for National Poetry Day.
On the theme of change for National Poetry Day, here is Pheoebe Gigg performing Roger Stevens’ poem, Sadness.
Forward Arts Foundation provide EXCELLENT free resources for teachers for National Poetry Day – I can’t emphasise enough how fan-dabby-dozy-BRILLIANT they are. All you have to do is download them from here. What are you waiting for?
Well, this poem is about change all right. BIG change. Thanks to wonderful puppeteer and poet, Eric Ode.
Forward Arts Foundation, National Poetry Day
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National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in. National Poetry Day will take place on Thursday 4th October 2018 and this year’s theme is “Change”.
Go to the NPD website to get details of how to join in, posters, bookmarks, and if you’re celebrating in school, take a look at their Toolkit for Schools for inspiration.
Make sure you use #NationalPoetryDay on Twitter and Websites!
National Poetry Day Ambassadors are a crack corps of inspiring poets who take poetry to new and young audiences – in schools, in bookshops, in libraries, in public squares – all year round.
Each one of them has contributed a new poem on the 2018 theme of Change, and chosen a poem to accompany it, for a special National Poetry Day collection published by Otter-Barry books. It’s a beautiful thing. You can buy it here.
If you want to find this information again, it is under Poetry Resources in the menu at the top and top of the side of this site.
Enter this competition to win a set of these wonderful new poetry books, all recommended for National Poetry Day:
Happy Poems by Roger McGough draws together a fantastic collection of upbeat poetry from the very best classic and contemporary poets; Apes to Zebras contains shape poems by favourite children’s poets Roger Stevens, Liz Brownlee and Sue Hardy-Dawson, certain to entrance young readers; Rachel Rooney’s new collection A Kid in My Class features stunning illustrations by former UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, and every type of kid will find themselves in its pages; The Same Inside is a collection to encourage empathy, with poems covering friendship and togetherness, difference, tolerance, bullying, by Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens; while The Song of the Dodo by Hilda Offen is a vibrant and accessible collection full of funny, thoughtful and surprising poems.
Plus, the prize package will also contain Poetry for a Change, the first ever National Poetry Day anthology. It features new poems by the National Poetry Day Ambassadors, Deborah Alma, Liz Brownlee, John Canfield, Joseph Coelho, Sally Crabtree, Jan Dean, Marjori Lotfi Gill, Chrissie Gittins, Matt Goodfellow, Remi Graves, Sophie Herxheimer, Michaela Morgan, Brian Moses, Cheryl Moskowitz, Abigail Parry, Rachel Piercey, Rachel Rooney, Joshua Seigal, Roger Stevens, Jon Stone, and Kate Wakeling. Each poet has chosen a favourite poem to share too, so you’ll also find classics as well as suggestions for further reading (and writing), making this a collection to enjoy all year round.
To enter email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Poetry for a Change World Book Day NPD competition. The deadline is 14th September 2018.
The theme of National Poetry Day (October 4th) this year is ‘change’.
If you have a children’s or young people’s poem on the theme of change, or if you are a young person who has written a poem on the theme of change, would you like to see it on Poetry Roundabout?
Send poems for a chance to see them here to: lizpoet @ gmail.com with ‘Change Poem’ in the subject line.
Here is a poem of mine, published as a shape poem in Apes to Zebras, an A-Z of Shape Poems, by Liz Brownlee, Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens, pub. Bloomsbury.
The Paradox Frog
The ambition of all frogspawn
in any pond or bog,
is to change from tiny tadpole
into a fine, fat frog;
But to be a giant tadpole
is quite unorthodox,
and to grow into a smaller frog –
well, that’s a paradox.
National Poetry Day encourages everyone to read, share and enjoy poems on one special day each year.
There are a number of National Poetry Day Ambassadors who do their very best to spread the joy on NPD and throughout the week of NPD – and indeed, throughout the year. Those ambassadors have each written a poem and chosen a poem on the theme of ‘change’ to go in the book, which is beautifully illustrated by Chie Hosaka.
See some of the beautiful poems and illustrations on the Otter-Barry link.