April 14, 2011

Poem In Your Pocket Day

The national Poem In Your Pocket Day is today, Thursday, April 14, 2011. The idea is simple: select a poem you love for National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends.

But you can continue the practice all month )and beyond!).  Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout today with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores. And in this age of mechanical and digital reproduction, it's easy to carry a poem, share a poem, or start your own event.

Some ideas of how you might get involved:
  • Start a "poems for pockets" give-a-way in your school or workplace
  • Post pocket-sized verses in public places
  • Pass out poems in your community
  • Post a poem to your Facebook wall or Tweet a haiku or opening line from a poet with a link
  • Distribute bookmarks with your favorite immortal lines
  • Add a poem to your email footer
  • Post a poem on your blog or social networking page
  • Text a poem to friends

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