fun with poets

June 29, 2015

Take Your Poet to Work Day

Back in January, we posted about Poetry at Work Day. But those folks at Tweetspeak don’t want you to wait around until next year to celebrate again, so in May they introduced Poem on Your Pillow Day, and they’ve already started releasing materials for Take Your Poet to Work Day, July 15 (always the third Wednesday), including (so far) William Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, and Anna Akhmatova.

Of course, if these poets don’t ring your chimes, you can still download last year’s featured poets: Sylvia Plath, Christina Rossetti, W. B. Yeats, John Keats, Adrienne Rich, and Langston Hughes, or the 2013 poets: Emily Dickinson, Haiku masters, Pablo Neruda, Edgar Allan Poe, Rumi, T.S. Eliot, and Sara Teasdale.

The idea is that you download (or create your own) image of a poet (hey, you’re a poet!), print the image, color it, paste it to a stick or a pencil and bring it to work with you. Of course there are poems to go along with each poet’s image.

Those fun folks at Tweetspeak also have a free coloring book (the 2014 version will be updated by July 8 to include the 2015 poets) and an infographic that explains it all. Enjoy!

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