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Get Your Poems and Pockets Ready…

Get your poems and pocket ready. April 24th is National Poem in Your Pocket Day!


On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day.

You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

Poems from pockets are unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.

Create your own Poem in Your Pocket Day event using ideas below or share your creative ideas with us by emailing


Last year I downloaded the poems selected especially for PYPD and printed them out on colored paper and rolled them up and handed them out to students from a special canister.  They unrolled them and smiled and shared them. Yes, some ended up on the floor, but mostly my freshmen and AP seniors thought it pretty cool to have their own poem to carry around for the day.  I enjoyed watching them excitedly ask one another, “Which one did you get?”

So–you’ve got the website link, now get on it!  Get those poems ready for those pockets!



Put a Poem In Your Pocket

Poem In Your Pocket Day

Although it’s National Poetry Month and poetry is being celebrated all month long, there is one special day of celebration:  Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Simply select a special poem, one you enjoy or has a special meaning and share with co-workers, family, friends, and maybe even strangers. For those who  Twitter  share with the hashtag #pocketpoem.

Go to to find out about special events planned around the day or how to organize your own.

Check out this amazing community event:

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