To celebrate National Poetry Day 2014, the theme of which is ‘Remember’, the Poetry Centre asked Oxford Brookes staff and students to tell us about their favourite poem. Of those volunteers, five participants were videoed, whilst five others were selected to contribute a written response to their poem and why it is important to them. You can watch and read these reflections below. We hope it will inspire you to rediscover your own most memorable poem and share it with others on National Poetry Day!
The Poetry Centre has also been running two other projects to coincide with National Poetry Day: a well-being and mental health poetry competition, and a series of pop-up poetry events all around Oxford and the Oxford Brookes campuses. The Centre will be active through social media in promoting and documenting these, and you can follow us via Twitter and Facebook.