World Poetry Day

21 Mar

Emily Dickinson
cc licensed and shared by Jeissy Bertaglia

In 1999 Unesco proclaimed March 21st as World Poetry Day and some of the celebrations are documented at the Unesco Website. On Twitter #worldpoetryday has been very active.

Contributing to the celebration I would like to share my love of poetry. Emily Dickinson is an all time favourite and some of her poems can be heard at Librarvox.

A favourite book is The Monkey’s Mask by Dorothy Porter written as a sequence of poems to create the narrative.

The link Poetry Resources is a topic I curate on

Following is a Ted talk by performance poet Sarah Kay

Animated poetry titled Forgetfulness by Billy Collins is sublime.

Celebrate and share World Poetry Day!


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