National Poetry Day 2019

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For National Poetry Day 2019 on 3 October, we’re offering one lucky group the chance to receive all ten of our recommended poetry books!

These books have been chosen especially for reading group; some are single-author collections, some are selections of many decade’s work. Some are anthologies which contain poems from a range of contemporary writers, others take a more historical view. There is no wrong or right way to approach poetry, or to appreciate and discuss it, just dive in and enjoy it!

This offer is available to all reading groups, whether or not you regularly discuss poetry.

The books will be sent out for you to share, read and review over August and September.

Find out more about the books


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