For National Poetry Day

A themed trawl of The Psychologist and Research Digest archives to mark the Forward Arts Foundation's special event [updated for World Poetry Day 2019].

Here in the UK, Thursday 8 October 2015 is National Poetry Day. Poetry is close to our hearts on The Psychologist, so we thought we would take a look back at some relevant archive material. 

- In 2015, we ran our first ever poetry competition. This is the winner, by Lynne Cameron. [UPDATE: Here are the winning entries for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
- Our editor Jon Sutton talks to clinical neuropsychologist and poet Seán Haldane.
- We meet poet Hussain Manawer, and hear about 'conscious rap'. 
- Poetry is sexy!
- Poets (and other writers) and hallucinogens.
- Poetry is never far from psychologist Charles Fernyhough's mind.
- Our former Assistant Editor Peter Dillon-Hooper on his mysteriously acquired book of poetry.
- Poetry is an important form of live storytelling.
- An 'ACT' take on the Julia Donaldson verse 'Room on the Broom'.
- Memorising a 60,000 word poem.
- Poetry as a mental health resource.
- Healing words.
- New voices: Slam science
- Kate Tempest's album of spoken word poems.
- A poem from James Russell.
- Christina Richards with a caustic take on Lewis Carroll's 1876 poem.
- The use of reading groups by the University of Liverpool.
- Poetry crops up on other occasions in our archive.

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