What inspired 'Hidden Voices'?
Poetry is alive and kicking! Every day we print and frame poems by customers from all over the world. It is inspiring to see so many people writing moving and humorous poems as gifts for other people and special occasions. It's the ultimate in personalisation! You can see the sorts of designs we create for customers here.
We had an exciting meeting with National Poetry Day to discuss how we could reach out to unpublished and part-time poets across the UK. The result was a joint project; a competition free to enter and open to all ages. A celebration of Britain's 'Hidden Voices' with a prize (a framed and printed poem, see image below) for twenty of the poems with the most potential.
You can read more about what inspired Joanna to run the competition in her blogpost on The National Poetry Day blog.
You can find out more about the 'Hidden Voices' competition on our previous blog post and via the National Poetry Day Competition page.
Find out more about National Poetry Day
National Poetry day is on 3rd October 2019 and this year the theme is TRUTH.
National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favourite lines of poetry on social media using #nationalpoetryday.
National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by the charity Forward Arts Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. The Day enjoys the support of the BBC, Arts Council England, the Royal Mail and leading literary and cultural organisations, alongside booksellers, publishers, libraries and schools.
You can register on the National Poetry Day website to keep up to date with poetry celebrations in the UK this year: whether you are an occasional writer and reader of poetry or cherish a secret passion for Pam Ayres, Spike Milligan and E J Thribb, there's something there for you.