National Poetry Day for Teachers 2016

National Poetry Day will be celebrated across the UK on 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 message will you be sending this October?

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)

Find out about Louise Greig

'Answermachine' by W. N. Herbert

Read 'Answermachine' on our site

Download print-quality pdf poster (619 KB)

Find out about W. N Herbert

'Cracking the Code' by Ciara MacLaverty

Read 'Cracking the Code' on our site

Preview poster image | Download print-quality pdf (3315KB)

Find out about Ciara MacLaverty

'Text' by Imtiaz Dharker

Read 'Text'

Preview poster image | Download print-quality pdf (4401 KB)

Find out about Imtiaz Dharker

from 'Lochaline Stores' by Jackie Kay

Read extract from 'Lochaline Stores'

Preview poster image | Download print-quality pdf (3081 KB)

Find out about Jackie Kay

'Letter' by Hugh McMillan

Read 'Letter' on our website

Download print-quality pdf poster (899 KB)

Find out about Hugh McMillan