National Poetry Day Collection 2021

National Poetry Day – the UK’s biggest mass-participation celebration of poetry takes place in October each year and is a fantastic resource for poetry fans.  For 2021, the National Poetry Day theme is CHOICE.  Poetry Archive has curated this superb collection of our recordings which take us on a grand tour of the choices we make, why we make them and how they impact our lives.

National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by the Forward Arts Foundation.

Rock, Paper, Scissors - Richard Osmond
Next Door Despised - Sophie Hannah
What the evangelist should have said - Kei Miller
She said, he said, we said - Makhosazana Xaba
Why I Left You - Selima Hill
Toasting a Muse - Mervyn Morris

Casabianca

Read by Alice Oswald

Casabianca - Felicia Hemans - Read by Alice Oswald
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