The countdown starts for a different kind of National Poetry Day this year

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The countdown has started for National Poetry Day on Thursday 1 October, which will be quite different this year because of lockdown restrictions. The National Poetry Day organisation is inviting everyone to celebrate on the big day by sharing a poem with friends, family and neighbours, online and in the places they live and work (Covid restrictions permitting). They hope that hundreds of mini-events, including bubble-friendly...

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