National Poetry Day 2016: 'Messages'

Say it with a poem on National Poetry Day, Thursday 6 October 2016.

The theme is MESSAGES. Messages by text, by letter, by phone, by handmade card;  funny messages, sinister messages, unspoken messages, messages to decode. What will you say, and what poem could you say it with? 

From mid-August, you'll be able to see resources to help you work with each poem, including poster versions of each poem to download, and material on each poet.

To download the larger pdf posters listed below, just click on the link to take you to Dropbox, then click 'download' in the top right-hand corner to download a printable version.

'Invitation' by Louise Greig

Read 'Invitation' on our site

Download print-quality pdf poster (809 KB)

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Find out about Louise Greig

'Answermachine' by W. N. Herbert

Read 'Answermachine' on our site

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Find out about W. N Herbert

'Cracking the Code' by Ciara MacLaverty

Read 'Cracking the Code' & listen to Ciara read the poem

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Find out about Ciara MacLaverty

'it was this big!' by Alan Spence

Read 'it was this big!'

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'Text' by Imtiaz Dharker

Read 'Text'

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from 'Lochaline Stores' by Jackie Kay

Read extract from 'Lochaline Stores'

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'Letter' by Hugh McMillan

Read 'Letter' on our website

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Find out about Hugh McMillan

More resources from National Poetry Day UK

Want some more great free stuff?  Explore www.nationalpoetryday.org.uk for further learning ideas, competitions, a free e-book of poems about messages, download posters, and find out how to badge up all your stuff with the National Poetry Day logo..