Thursday, 22 October 2015

Thoughts on national poetry days

We have been asked why we didn't have a suitably commemorative or stimulating post for National Poetry Day on whenever it was earlier this month. Strange to say p&g was writing.



There are a few answers we could give to this question: e.g.
  • sometimes we do if there are cool events
  • we are techies
  • we just do stuff when we want
  • autumn
  • this is a national day not a world religion
  • what would Elizabeth Bishop have done?

Being at our most Australian on these kind of issues, I can only add that it seems a shame if poetry pays the price of becoming more popular* by expecting total conformity.

Anyway if you like poetry days here is some information http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday/

Is poetry more popular btw? when did that get decided?

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