National Poetry Day and The Reader: Inspiring Change through Poetry

The Reader is inspiring people everywhere to get together on National Poetry Day to share and discover poetry, old and new. To celebrate the occasion, The Reader has curated a special collection of poems on this year’s National Poetry Day theme – Poetry for a Change.

Including poems from Thomas Hardy, Gillian Clarke, and Leontia Flynn among others, The Reader’s National Poetry Day pack features a mix of classic and contemporary works, all available as a free download.

We’ll be sharing poems from the National Poetry Day pack with Shared Reading group members, volunteers, and partners across the UK and beyond. We’ll also be sharing videos and photographs of National Poetry Day readings on our social media channels and we invite you to join in the celebrations and share your #NationalPoetryDay moments with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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