Nailed Celebrates National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day will take place on Thursday 28 September 2017 with the theme this year being “Freedom”.

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, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favourite lines of poetry on social media using #nationalpoetryday.

National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by the charity Forward Arts Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. The Day enjoys the support of the BBC, Arts Council England, the Royal Mail and leading literary and cultural organisations, alongside booksellers, publishers, libraries and schools.

They have lots of ways for you to enjoy, discover and share poetry in the run up to the day. Take a look at the events listing to find out what’s happening nearby, or add your own event. You can also sign-up to receive news and updates.

If you’re celebrating in school, take a look at their Toolkit for Schools or free teaching resources for inspiration.

Belper has a long tradition of celebrating poetry and is one of the few towns in the country to have its own trail, named after the Belper poet Beth Fender.

On Nailed we have two compositions on the theme of ’Freedom’ by local writers Joanna Kirk and Jenny Cooper.

If you would like to submit your poem to Nailed then email us here.

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