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April 23, 2014

Tomorrow Is Poem in Your Pocket Day

 

Poem in Your Pocket Day is one of our favorite events during National Poetry Month. On this day, millions of people throughout the United States will carry poems in their pockets and share them with others.

 

Here’s how you can participate...

Pick Your Poem

 

Find the perfect poem to share in our new packet of public domain poems, prepared especially for this year’s celebration.

Encourage Others to Participate

 

Help spread the word about Poem in Your Pocket Day on social media by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

 

Tweet the name of the poem you’ll be carrying to @POETSorg using #pocketpoem for a chance to win a copy of Jon J. Muth’s children’s poetry book Hi, Koo! courtesy of our friends at Scholastic.

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Celebrations Across the Country

 

In New York City, we will be hosting our twelfth annual Poetry & the Creative Mind event at Lincoln Center featuring Meryl Streep, Billy Crudup, Tina Fey, Chip Kidd, Kevin Kline, Julianna Margulies, Drew Nieporent, Rosie Perez, Parker Posey, Esperanza Spalding, Patrick Stewart, Carrie Mae Weems, and National Student Poet Michaela Coplen, who will perform great American poems from the past eighty years to mark our eightieth anniversary.


In Cleveland, Ohio, National Student Poet Sojourner Ahebee will be hosting a poetry reading and workshop at the Cleveland Public Library and helping locals distribute poems throughout the city.

In Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the staff of Bucknell University’s Stadler Center for Poetry will be distributing poems from students and faculty throughout the campus.

In San Antonio, Texas, Laura Van Prooyen’s high school creative writing class will be handing out poems in Market Square.

In Heathsville, Virginia, the Northumberland Public Library will distribute pocket-sized poems from local middle school students to library patrons. Patrons may choose to send a thank you message to the young poet.

In Northville, Minnesota, the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission will be placing boxes of poems in twelve city locations. Community members are invited to take poems and share them with others throughout the day.

In Issaquah, Washington, local businesses such as the Bicycle Center of Issaquah and the Issaquah Coffee Company will be handing out poems thanks to the efforts of the Eastside Writers group.

 

Let us know how your town is celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day. Send updates and photos to npm@poets.org.

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April 23, 2014

Tomorrow Is Poem in Your Pocket Day

 

Poem in Your Pocket Day is one of our favorite events during National Poetry Month. On this day, millions of people throughout the United States will carry poems in their pockets and share them with others.

 

Here’s how you can participate...

Pick Your Poem

 

Find the perfect poem to share in our new packet of public domain poems, prepared especially for this year’s celebration.

Encourage Others to Participate

 

Help spread the word about Poem in Your Pocket Day on social media by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

 

Tweet the name of the poem you’ll be carrying to @POETSorg using #pocketpoem for a chance to win a copy of Jon J. Muth’s children’s poetry book Hi, Koo! courtesy of our friends at Scholastic.

more-at-poets

Celebrations Across the Country

 

In New York City, we will be hosting our twelfth annual Poetry & the Creative Mind event at Lincoln Center featuring Meryl Streep, Billy Crudup, Tina Fey, Chip Kidd, Kevin Kline, Julianna Margulies, Drew Nieporent, Rosie Perez, Parker Posey, Esperanza Spalding, Patrick Stewart, Carrie Mae Weems, and National Student Poet Michaela Coplen, who will perform great American poems from the past eighty years to mark our eightieth anniversary.


In Cleveland, Ohio, National Student Poet Sojourner Ahebee will be hosting a poetry reading and workshop at the Cleveland Public Library and helping locals distribute poems throughout the city.

In Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the staff of Bucknell University’s Stadler Center for Poetry will be distributing poems from students and faculty throughout the campus.

In San Antonio, Texas, Laura Van Prooyen’s high school creative writing class will be handing out poems in Market Square.

In Heathsville, Virginia, the Northumberland Public Library will distribute pocket-sized poems from local middle school students to library patrons. Patrons may choose to send a thank you message to the young poet.

In Northville, Minnesota, the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission will be placing boxes of poems in twelve city locations. Community members are invited to take poems and share them with others throughout the day.

In Issaquah, Washington, local businesses such as the Bicycle Center of Issaquah and the Issaquah Coffee Company will be handing out poems thanks to the efforts of the Eastside Writers group.

 

Let us know how your town is celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day. Send updates and photos to npm@poets.org.

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