World Poetry Day

There’s a Poem for That

World Poetry Day is March 21st. Looking for poems to celebrate the day? Watch the TED Ed series There’s a Poem for That. It pairs contemporary and classical poems with award-winning animators. Here’s the first poem:

World Poetry Day tomorrow

Tomorrow is World Poetry Day! “Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.” – United Nations TED-Ed has recently uploaded a video series that… Read more

World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day! It’s a day to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry, promote the reading, writing and teaching or poetry, and raise the visibility of poetry. Take a quiz to test your understanding of poetry terms. For more of a challenge, try Can you match these famous first lines to the… Read more

World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day, a day that “recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind”. Today’s a good time to read a poem, write a poem or share a poem. To mark the day, coffee company Julius Meinl is offering to exchange coffee for a handwritten poem…. Read more

World Poetry Day

Saturday, March 21st, is World Poetry Day.  It recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.  And it is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recital, to promote the teaching of poetry, and support linguistic diversity through poetic expression. Poetry slams are… Read more