National Poetry, Day 2013

National Poetry Day.  3rd October. 2013

This year the theme is based on: water, water everywhere…

Must start looking now for events on the day, or just starting, like the poetry competition.  There is always a mass of things happening, depending on what you are looking for. I will try to get to Londons Southbank or maybe find something local.   Just winding myself up to revisit Milton’s Paradise Lost, somehow reminds me of rolling hills and thunder-storms but as I haven’t read it for nearly fifty years I suspect the memory will be severely dented on the re-read.

 Just seen:

Poet Alice Oswald Wins Warwick Prize
Alice Oswald becomes the first poet to win the £25,000 Warwick
Prize with ‘Memorial’, her acclaimed reworking of Homer’s Iliad

 Note to self:  get a copy asap……

Back to NPD:

 There are hundreds of websites all with links to many others so all you really need to do is type in national poetry day.     Extra cheers for the Scottish Library website et al,  sorry I don’t live in Edinburgh or even Scotland at that.     I have just put in two that are a bit obvious and two others I like





Author: poetryparc2

Here goes: I read poets and around poetry and any other book I take a fancy to. I seem to have a preference for seeing the changes from the Victorian period through to the 1930's, maybe 50's. But, and a big but, I also read anything right up to current poetry/performance poetry. Sometimes my ‘historic’ preference for 'imagist' and ‘Nature' unnerves me for too much too modern. However, I do like to range over poetry and fiction, any and all periods. I also like finding (if only for me) regional or partly forgotten poems and poets. Maybe all this is too eclectic to have a themed 'Blog' but so be it....... I also write fiction that might add up to a small mole-hill one day. Plus reviewing new or old books that are relevant to my enthusiasms of Crime Fiction, the Arts, Natural History and Special Education. This is on 'wordparc'. I try to record honestly what I think but if something is too bad (to my mind, others may love it!!) then I will not 'blog'. I buy or borrow to read and review. If there is a click-through it is meant to be useful though ‘wordery’ might give me a small % at no cost to you. There, what's that if not seemingly random!

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