What is World Poetry Day?
World Poetry Day is a time to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world. It is held on March 21 each year and is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Many people around the world celebrate World Poetry Day on or around March 21 each year. Government agencies, educators, community groups and individuals get involved in promoting or participating in the day. World Poetry Day is an opportunity for children to be introduced to poetry in classrooms. It is a time when classrooms are busy with lessons related to poetry, in which students examine poets and learn about different types of poetry.
Who is Michael Rosen?
Michael Rosen is a poet, a very funny poet who has been writing poems about all sorts of things for as long as we can remember (that’s at least 35 years!). His poems are really quirky, always amusing and particularly good at taking a sideways look at everyday things in life. This poem about eggs is taken from ‘Centrally Heated Knickers’ a book of poems about science and technology. You can follow Michael on Twitter and find out what he’s up to. He does school visits too!
Discover the weird and wonderful world of martians, woolly saucepans and centrally heated knickers in 100 poems about science and technology from the delightfully irreverent, Michael Rosen.