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Today is UNESCO World Poetry Day!
World Poetry Day is a United Nations holiday celebrated on March 21 every year. It was officially founded by UNESCO in 1999. Its purpose is to promote the reading, writing, publishing, and teaching of poetry throughout the world. One of the main objectives of the day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.
Celebrate by reading some poetry! We have some fantastic reading lists in our catalogue for you to explore and borrow all types of poetry - from free verse to haiku, and even whole novels written in verse!
We love reading and writing poetry here at SIDE - every year we take part in the Red Room Poetry Object in Term 2 and 3 - so keep an ear out for more details coming your way soon.
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