This past Wednesday, March 21 was World Poetry Day as first proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999. I spent World Poetry Day attending a reading of local poets in my town of Winnipeg put on by the poetry magazine CV2. Of course, there were various other events occurring all over the world to celebrate the day and one on-line site that caught my eye was YARN. For World Poetry Day, seven poems were published on the site on the theme of “Measuring the World, the Geography of Poetry” inspired by the ancient poet Eratosthenes. Do check out this great site, especially informative for young adult writers and readers! And congratulations to the poets whose work was selected — an international bunch from far-flung places like Israel, Japan, Argentina and Canada.
This week Poetry Friday is hosted by Franki and Mary Lee at A Year of Reading.