A UK-wide celebration of poetry will be held on October 9 and it is an annual event which has gone on since 1994.
The aim is to increase poetry audiences and the people of South Tyneside certainly have a passion for creativity of their own.
We have nine reminders of poetry scenes across the borough from
1. Champions in 1995
It's Red Nose Day in 1995 and here are the winners of a Red Nose poetry competition organised by WH Smith. Collecting their trophies from WH Smith manager Ian Hudspith are Rachel Smith, Michelle Shotton and Clare Alaige.
Photo: Shields Gazette
2. So talented at Jarrow School
These Jarrow School pupils had their poetry published in a publication called Write Now! in 2004. Can you spot someone you know?
3. Gez entertains in 2005
Poet Gez Walsh was pictured as he entertained children in a poetry recital at Jarrow Library 16 years ago. Were you there?
4. Happy times at Hadrian Primary
Primary school pupil Saleema Uddin had her poetry set in stone in this scene from 2009. Who can tell us more?