Happy National Poetry Day!

Happy National Poetry Day 2015! Today the whole of the UK celebrates poetry in its many forms, and the theme for 2015 is ‘light’.There are many events taking place across the country so let us know, either on Facebook or Twitter how you’ve been celebrating. From Wordsworth’s ‘celestial light‘ in 1804 to Simon Barraclough’s ‘Sunspots‘ in 2015, […]

National Poetry Day Live – 8 October

For the second year running, The Poetry Society and Southbank Centre are handing over control of National Poetry Day Live to young poets between the ages of 18 and 25. The programme for National Poetry Day Live 2015 will be entirely devised by a group of eight emerging poets who will be programming the poets, […]

Shine bright on National Poetry Day

Photo credit: Lightbulb Variation 1 by Renaissance Vector The theme for National Poetry Day 2015 is ‘light’ so, to celebrate, we’d like to brighten up our Twitter feed on 8th October with your couplets. From Wordsworth’s ‘celestial light‘ in 1804 to Simon Barraclough’s ‘Sunspots‘ in 2015, poets have always been influenced by light and darkness. […]

Songs of the sea – lines from young poets

For National Poetry Day 2013, we present a fantastically imaginative selection of water imagery, inspired by the English National Ballet teaser challenge. Young Poets Network is collaborating with ENB to get young poets involved!

English National Ballet – the teaser challenge!

We are very excited to announce that English National Ballet is staging a brand new production of Le Corsaire, a ballet inspired by Lord Byron’s poem The Corsair (1814) – and want Young Poets Networkers to get involved!