Most children remember the rhythm that goes with poetry, but some key beneficiaries are improved literacy, ability to articulate a argument or story and deliver a punch line or moral.
The event is a week-long celebration that started on Oct. 1 when the Forward Arts Foundation hosted the Forward Prize for Poetry Award Ceremony in London.
Readings, events, competitions and quizzes will all be included in the celebration.
For more information, you can go to http://www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk/.
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Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.
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