While National Poetry Month is just around the corner, we cannot forget that poetry is an international affair, both personal and universal. With that in mind, don’t forget to celebrate World Poetry Day this Saturday.

In 1999, UNESCO proclaimed March 21 would be observed as World Poetry Day—a day meant to encourage a revival of the oral tradition of poetry, a dialogue between poetry and other art forms, the growth of small publishers, diversity of poetic expression, and visibility of the art form. As UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova says, "Every poem is unique but each reflects the universal in human experience, the aspiration for creativity that crosses all boundaries and borders, of time as well as space, in the constant affirmation of humanity as a single family."

Take a look at how World Poetry Day is celebrated around the world.

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