National Poetry Day
National Poetry Day
National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is on the 4th of October and I feel like running a competition.

Write a poem about Indie Bookshops (or book related subjects) and the winner will receive a copy of ‘What is Poetry?’ by Michael Rosen.

There is no word count limitations, theme limitations, or anything to stop you from letting your skills run wild.

Closing time is midnight on the 4th of October 2018 and I’ll announce the winner on the 31st of October.

All poems entered will be featured on the website,, with all rights remaining with the author.

You can use the Contact page to enter or DM me on Twitter.

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