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{Wed 21 March 2007}   World Poetry Day 21 March 2007
Did you know that March 21st is officially World Poetry Day?

I’m just catching up with this news (I know, I know, where have I been…?) Anyway, here’s what I’ve found so far (in case anyone else is just as ignorant as I apparently was). Anyone can Google for this info; I’ve just selected sites that interest me. (I’ve ignored most of those that are help-for-teachers type sites which seem to consist of suggested lesson plans):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Poetry_Day

This seems a good day to consider adding to Wikipedia’s entries on Poetry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Poetry

Here’s the official UNESCO World Poetry Day site:
http://www.unesco.org/poetry/bienvenue.php?initia=english
and another mention at UNESCO:
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=12329&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

and the UK getting in on the act:
http://www.countmeincalendar.info/show_campaign.php?banner_area=3&calid=7&camp_dates=21%20Mar%202007&campaignid=267&categoryid=

and Canada (Arc Poetry – goodlooking mag):
http://www.arcpoetry.ca/portage/

and next, Iran: This was exciting to me – a possible point of unity amongst all the suspicion? http://www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=50308&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

and that’s all I have time for now. Enjoy!



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