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.
Forward Arts Foundation, National Poetry Day
The Forward Arts Foundation is a charity committed to widening poetry’s audience, honouring achievement and supporting talent.
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.
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.