National Poetry Day - the nationwide celebration of poetry for everyone - is on Thursday 2 October 2014. This year's theme is Remember. Help us make our twentieth anniversary unforgettableClick here for free resources, delightful activities, interesting ideas and excellent poetry
R for Remember
Poetry makes the front page of the Guardian.
See what's on the 2014 Forward Prizes shortlist, determined by Jeremy Paxman with poets Dannie Abse, Helen Mort, Vahni Capildeo and singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews.
Forward Arts Foundation makes poetry heard.
We organise National Poetry Day & we celebrate the best of the year's poetry through the Forward Prizes for Poetry and the Forward Book of Poetry. Click here to learn how you can join in.
I watch my father separate the ‘great greats’
from the ‘great’, the proud patriarchs,
the weddings and unsmiling aunts,
the fishermen released from their nets,