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World Poetry Day 2010

21/03/2010

It is, apparently, World Poetry Day, a fact that nearly passed me by until I saw it mentioned on Facebook by those marvellous folks from the Scottish Poetry Library. I, er, marked it by not managing to get to StAnza at all this year. Ho hum. Still, I did manage to read the WPD message from the Director General of UNESCO (it’s hardly long). Good to see this:

UNESCO, committed to its mandate to fully promote the democratic principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect perceives poetry as a vital resource

Although I wish they’d missed out the indefinte article and stopped before “resource”. Bureauspeak and Beauspeak don’t really mix that well.

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