"World Poetry Day"
“Darker emotions may well put on the mask of quite unworldly things.”
"World Poetry Day"
It was generally celebrated in October, sometimes on the 5th, but in the latter part of the 20th Century the world community celebrated it on 15 October, the birthday of Virgil, the Roman epic poet and poet laureate under Augustus. The tradition to keep an October date for national or international poetry day celebrations still holds in many countries. It is still 5 October in the UK. Alternatively, a different October or even November date is celebrated.
For #WorldPoetryDay, Sylvia Plath on poetry, and a rare recording of her reading "The Disquieting Muses" https://t.co/u5voDsIBYX pic.twitter.com/IXXviyce73— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 22, 2017
Anne Sexton's sublime love poem "Song for a Lady," in an animation inspired by Oliver Sacks https://t.co/momSo6wOLn #WorldPoetryDay— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 22, 2017
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“The poets [are] the only people who know the truth about us. Soldiers don’t. Statesmen don’t. Priests don’t. Union leaders don’t. Only poets.”
For #WorldPoetryDay, @amandapalmer reads Polish Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska's glorious poem "Possibilities" https://t.co/Pbj5RuUzp3 pic.twitter.com/f8r4T6Nx17— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 22, 2017
"Poetry is a window onto the breath-taking diversity of humanity"
Irina Bokova, Director General
UNESCO Message on World Poetry Day 2017
UNESCO first adopted 21 March as World Poetry Day during its 30th General Conference in Paris in 1999, with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard.
World Poetry Day is the occasion to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry, foster
the convergence between poetry and other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and raise the visibility of poetry in the media. As poetry continues to bring people together across continents, all are invited to join in.
For #WorldPoetryDay, a transcendent treat from Pulitzer-winning poet Tracy K. Smith's superb new collection "Life on Mars." pic.twitter.com/86RCxeKODR— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 22, 2017
Sylvia Plath reads "Spinster" in a rare BBC recording https://t.co/LP8ruKkDgc #WorldPoetryDay pic.twitter.com/SN4GshMNon— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 21, 2017
“Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling...” https://t.co/mRboL8AAv8 #WorldPoetryDay pic.twitter.com/pKDr9PPQUb— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 22, 2017
“…and are we not of interest to each other?”@ProfessorEA (favorite poet of mine) on what poetry does https://t.co/RWr0dlTOqY #WorldPoetryDay— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 22, 2017
Classical music composer Johann Sebastian #Bach was born #OnThisDay in 1685: https://t.co/ZS9y3wDEda @WQXR pic.twitter.com/pTlU2B3UvI— Poets.org (@POETSorg) March 21, 2017
Celebrate #WorldPoetryDay with "Love After Love" by Derek Walcott, who died last week at 87 and left us such magic https://t.co/TdYY3VdTlb pic.twitter.com/zXkxpfptHu— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 21, 2017
Maya Angelou recites her "Phenomenal Woman," one of the most beloved poems ever written https://t.co/gLTjVtRdR3 pic.twitter.com/GRzf1etJKC— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 21, 2017
Beloved novelist Chinua Achebe, who died four years ago today, reads his little-known poetry https://t.co/Tb8ZvzLNzf #WorldPoetryDay pic.twitter.com/Ph21VetCRT— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 21, 2017
For #WorldPoetryDay, the story behind Dylan Thomas's "Do not go gentle into that good night" https://t.co/r8E7by38yZ pic.twitter.com/wIuSrxT7mt— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 21, 2017
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