World poetry Day 2020: Magnifico’s ‘What’s good about today’ spoken word will make your day
By Guardian Exclusive
21 March 2020 | 10:26 am
Today is World Poetry Day, it is a day to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, a day to promote reading and writing of poetry, a day to celebrate one of the most treasured forms of linguistic expression and identity.
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