There's lots happening for National Poetry Day 2011. The National Poetry Day poet in residence for 2011 is Jo Shapcott and she's written a poem on the theme of games especially for the day. You can read Jo Shapcott's poem here.
Faber and Faber meanwhile tweeted about their YouTube channel of poetry readings including this one of Simon Armitage reads 'Aviators' from Seeing Stars
More poetry news includes the awarding of the Forward Prize for Poetry last night to the four times nominated John Burnside. Burnside has finally won the Forward Poetry Prize for best collection with Black Cat Bone.
And in a happy poetic coincidence the Nobel Prize for Literature went to Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer.