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National Poetry Day

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National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is a nationwide celebration of poetry usually held on the first Thursday in October. This year's National Poetry Day takes place on Thursday 1 October 2019 and the theme is 'Vision'. 

You may wish to link this theme into a multilingual 'Mother Tongue Other Tongue' poetry competition.

We've sourced some poetry resources and links to further websites to help celebrate National Poetry Day which you can access below.

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