Thursday, October 08, 2009


Britain is a poetry nation. Today is our National Poetry Day and the theme is Heroes and Heroines. Poetry celebrates heroes of all sorts from sporting heroes to mums and dads.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for poetry on the radio, TV or in venues like your local theatre or library. Look at What's On to find an event near you or why not set up an event yourself? Super poetry events all around Essex today, continuing into the weekend.

Our own poetry hero, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, has written a poem for National Poetry Day which you can send as a free e-card from October 3rd. Celebrate in making October 8th a heroically poetic day!