Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thursday, April 18, 2013, is the 11th annual Poem in Your Pocket Day. This event is held every year during National Poetry Month. Poetry lovers are encouraged to keep a copy of your favorite poem in your pocket to share with friends and family. You can also share your poetry selection on Twitter by using hashtag #pocketpoem.

In 2002 the Office of the Mayor of New York City, in partnership with the Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, initiated Poem in Your Pocket Day as part of the city's National Poetry Month celebration. In 2008 the Academy of American Poets took the initiative national, encouraging people all over the country to join in with open readings of poems from pockets.

Lovers of poetry, we will be posting some of our favorite poems on Thursday. You can browse poems to download and print at poets.org.