National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry taking place every October. Each year there’s a different theme and in 2019 the theme was Truth.
National Poetry Day is an annual event that has been taking place since 1994 when it was founded by William Sieghart and the Forward Arts Foundation. The main aim of the day is to increase the audience for poetry and celebrate all things poetic by promoting discovery, enjoyment and sharing of poetry. Since 1999 each national poetry day has had a theme which is said to be inspirational rather than prescriptive.