choose a poem for tomorrow…

April 25, 2012

Poem In Your Pocket DayTomorrow, Thursday, April 26, is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Are you ready? It’s a simple idea: choose a poem that you love, and love to share — one of your own or someone else’s. Tomorrow morning, tuck it in your pocket and then, throughout the day, share it. When you’re standing in line for coffee, picking up a few things at the store, taking a break at work, riding the bus, turn to the person next to you and ask, “Would you like to hear a poem?” If he or she does not run away in terror, share your poem, tuck it back in your pocket and continue with your day.

Here’s more information on Poem in Your Pocket Day from the Academy of American Poets.  There are many events planned as part of the celebration. Here are just a few happening locally: Village Books, Bellingham; Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale; Washington State History Museum, Tacoma. Choose a poem! Show your poetry!

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