Eyelights for National Poetry Day on Thursday...

love... only one more day to vote for the nation's favourite love poem. BBCTV personalities have been reading their favourite love poem on television since 15 Sept. To vote call 0891 338800.

perform... poetry goes live with the third UK Allcomers Slam! (10-19 Oct) sponsored by the Cheltenham Literature festival. It begins with a line- up of 100 performance poets. (01242 521621)

prize... the winner of the 1997 Forward Prize (worth pounds 10,000) will be announced on Wednesday as a preview to National Poetry Day.

rap... the rappers Black Male, Fallacy, Lord Redeem and others take part in a lyrical throwdown on Friday at BAC, London (0171-223 2223).

posted... Hull City Arts Unit will flypost poems by local poets and schoolchildren in offices, shops, cafes and committee rooms. (Paul Holloway, Hull City arts officer, 01482 615701.)