World Poetry Day was declared by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and will be observed this Saturday March 21. The purpose is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements.”

Pen Powered Mic

keep-calm-its-world-poetry-daySaturday, 21st March 2015

It’s been rather quiet on the Pen Powered Mic front, especially after the cancellation of Pen Powered Mic III. The passion for the project hasn’t died out completely, but life — especially lack of time — has meant it has had to sit on the back burner for a while.

I have been continuing my work with writers and authors, and I’m pretty excited to present a selection of poetry readings pre-recorded for your attentive ears. Writers from the UK, US, and North Africa have kindly written and recorded various styles of poems for you to indulge in during World Poetry Day on Saturday, 21st March 2015.

Poems have been scheduled to appear on the blog an hour apart from 9am UK time, so be sure to not only check them out, but support the talented writers by rating their poems, leaving your thoughts, and…

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