October 1st 2020 marks #NationalPoetryDay: a day to celebrate the power of the written word and the joy it brings, especially during challenging times. That’s why this year’s theme of ‘vision’ is so important: in difficult times, we can always turn to poetry for vision and hope for a brighter future.
Aura Libraries have put together a list of some of our favourite poetry collections – available either online via Borrowbox, or within our libraries – for you to enjoy in celebration of this year’s #NationalPoetryDay.
Penguin’s Poems for Life selected by Laura Barber
Collected Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
Cyrraedd a Cherddi Eraill by Alan Llwyd
Cerddi’r Chwedlau edited by Mari George
Chwyn edited by Gruffudd Owen
R.S Thomas Uncollected Poems edited by Tony Brown and Jason Walford Davies
The Complete Poems of Dylan Thomas edited by John Goodby
Cerddi Ffiaidd by Roald Dahl
Poems to Perform by selected Julia Donaldson
Poems Aloud by Joseph Coelho and Daniel Gray-Barnett
Get involved on social media by using the #NationalPoetryDay hashtag, or by visiting the National Poetry Day website, here. Whichever way you choose to celebrate, we wish you a very happy Poetry Day!
We would love to hear from you! Share your favourite poems with us on Facebook (@LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries) and Twitter (@LibFlintshire)! Remember, as an Aura Library member you have access to e-books and audiobooks on Borrowbox and RBdigital! We also have our fantastic Select and Collect service, click here for more information. #UnitedByBooks