Use the hashtag on twitter #NationalPoetryDay for lots of great resources and celebrations as the UK celebrates poetry on this day.
It seems to be aimed mainly at kids’ poetry, which I love as who doesn’t love a good rhythm and rhyme and metre with a beautiful foot. And as a primary teacher it is ideal.
I took the workshops called The Poetry Possibility Series aimed at teachers. And just WOW! As a writer is fueled me with different insight and poetry exercise and as a teacher it’s given me so many ideas for incorporating poetry in school. Many thanks to the Forward Arts Foundation UK for sponsoring these workshops.
I loved how Kate anchored poetry with the sense ( I’m more of an experimental writer myself and trying to find my way through that with John Ashbusy as my love. Must post about a great mentoring I did with Arthur Broomfield).
I bought Kate’s book – How to Grow a Poem and eagerly await the postman. (Please support Local and independent bookshops!)
PS National Poetry Day in Ireland was April 30th 2020, they are on Twitter as PoetryDay_IRL