About National Poetry Day

Our Organiser

Forward Arts Foundation is a charity that celebrates excellence in poetry and widens its audience. Our programmes include National Poetry Day, the Forward Prizes for Poetry and the Forward Books of Poetry, indispensable annual anthologies of the year’s best poems.

We are an Arts Council National Portfolio organisation: our sponsors include Forward Worldwide, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Rothschild Foundation and the Monument Trust.