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Rhythm 'n' Rhyme

National Poetry Day 2008

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is on Thursday the 9th of October. So in honour of this special occasion, BBC Radio Ulster is running a special Rhythm 'n' Rhyme week from Saturday the 4th to Friday the 10th of October.

The theme of National Poetry Day this year is 'Work' - so poems on this subject would be particularly welcome.

Selected Poems will be broadcast on Radio Ulster during our week of Rhythm 'n' Rhyme! The poems chosen for broadcast and other submissions that we have recieved, will be displayed here in the special Rhythm ‘n’ Rhyme Showcase.

We will be accepting submissions through Rhythm 'n ' Rhyme week, so feel free to send YOUR unpublished poems to rhythmandrhyme@bbc.co.uk.

Rhythm 'n' Rhyme Showcase

Al Smyth - Reflections
Carolann North - Drinking by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Dan Eggs - Work
Daniel Egede - Work
Emma Jones - The Storm
Emma Jones - Working
Paul Jeffcutt - In Employment
Steven Ormsby - To War, To Death
Vincent Marmion - At the Bar
Vincent Marmion - Overpowering
Vincent Marmion - The Party After the Funeral

The BBC will showcase as many of your submissions as possible but we cannot guarantee that all submissions will be published.

Whats On

BBC Radio Ulster celebrates National Poetry Day in style with a week of Rhythm and Rhyme dedicated to the occasion.

Visit the BBC Radio Ulster homepage to see what programmes they have in store for the week of celebrations.

View the BBC Radio Ulster Schedule.

Alternatively Listen now to Radio Ulster.


Sat 4th - A Kist O Wurds (19.00 – 19.30)
The poet Wilson Burgess is at Bellaghy Bawn for an Ulster Scots Poetry Special.

Sun 5th - Wicked, Witty and Wise
(14.00 – 14.30)

Nuala McKeever shares her favourite comic and tragi-comic poetry and songs.

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