For librarians

For librarians

September 2014

National Poetry Day preparations are hotting up;  so is the bumper selection of new titles for September (you should see the list for October). And poem posters for the referendum, for SQA resources and for National Poetry Day - surely something for everybody!

What should I buy?

The new titles selection for this month is particularly strong in anthologies of new poetry and emerging writers, as well as a large list of excellent collections and collecteds by individual poets.

Poetry for you to print

Four poem posters for before and after the referendum - whichever way you're voting.  Plus a convenient gathering of all our posters from SQA set poetry texts, and of course all 8 NPD poem posters plus a general display poster.

National Poetry Day

The theme for this year's National Poetry Day, on Thursday 2 October, is REMEMBER. Memory, memorising, remembrance... an obvious WWI-friendly theme if you need it, but it'll work in other topics from reminiscence groups to revision techniques. We've just put up the pdf posters of each of the postcard poems, so you can read the poems, see the card designs and download the posters from our National Poetry Day resources page.

Reader Development

Calling all librarians - win a FREE place at the CILIPS Autumn Gathering on 30 October, simply by tweeting your school or library National Poetry Day activities on 2 October!  Read on for more details...