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Thursday April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day!


If you didn’t already know, April is National Poetry Month!¬†And to celebrate, Poets.org and the Academy of American Poets wants all English lovers to participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day! The idea of it is to choose a poem that you love, carry it around with you and share it others throughout the day. Pretty simple, right? But if that doesn’t interest you, Poets.org also has some other ideas you could try. Some of them are:

  • Start a “poems for pockets” give-a-way in your school or workplace
  • Urge local businesses to offer discounts for those carrying poems
  • Post pocket-sized verses in public places
  • Handwrite some lines on the back of your business cards
  • Start a street team to pass out poems in your community
  • Distribute bookmarks with your favorite immortal lines
  • Add a poem to your email footer
  • Post a poem on your blog or social networking page
  • Project a poem on a wall, inside or out
  • Text a poem to friends

Some of these might not be as easy to do as others, but just try and be creative with it. It’s all for fun after all! So get out there Thursday and show off your favorite poem to your friends and classmates!

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