In celebration of National Poetry Day, the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical, we've put together our pick of the best new poetry collections of 2016. 


National Poetry Day is an annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical. It is an initiative of the Forward Arts Foundation, a charity that promotes the enjoyment, discovery and sharing of poetry. Find out more about National Poetry Day and discover special events taking place near you at

Download a free ebook full of poems inspired by this year's theme of 'messages' here.
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