Wednesday, April 29, 2009

National Poetry Month

Tomorrow, April 30, is the second national Poem In Your Pocket Day. The Academy of American Poets suggests that you join in the celebration by selecting a poem and carrying it with you — in your pocket — on Thursday. You can share it with co-workers, family and friends. Last year, people across the country unfolded poems and read them in parks, libraries, schools and workplaces. Poem In Your Pocket Day has been celebrated each April in New York City since 2002. Each year, city parks, bookstores, workplaces and other venues conduct open readings of poems from pockets, and the mayor reads a poem on the radio. To browse poems, visit poets.org where you can find a poem to download and print — and email to a friend.

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