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Sticky Poetry

Today is National Poetry Day in the United Kingdom, and the theme for this year is ‘Remember’ (particularly appropriate for the centenary of the start of the First World War).  The theme captures the joy of memorising and remembering poems, as well as poetry’s capacity to act as a repository of recollections and memorialisation.  As the Forward Arts Foundation (who run National Poetry Day) says on its website, “poetry is sticky, and stays with you.”

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