PIYP Day

April 30, 2020

Poem in Your PocketTo wrap up National Poetry Month, today, Thursday, April 30, 2020, is Poem in Your Pocket Day. The Academy of American Poets has a free viewable/downloadable/printable 62-page PDF that includes poems (American, Canadian, public domain), suggestions for ways to celebrate, and instructions for How to Create a Folded Swan!

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 26, 2018

National Poetry Month is winding down, but not before Poem in Your Pocket Day (today!) offers you a chance to share some favorite lines. If you’re at a loss for poems (gasp!), have a look at this one by 8th grader Michelle Carranza from Humanities Washington.

What poem’s in your pocket today?

what’s in your pocket?

April 27, 2017

Poem in Your Pocket
Today, Thursday, April 27, 2017, is Poem in Your Pocket Day.
Read. Share. Listen.
What’s your poem?

share a poem…

April 17, 2013

Poem in Your Pocket Thursday, April 18, 2013, is national Poem in Your Pocket Day. The idea is to select a poem you particularly enjoy, tuck a copy of it in your pocket and pull it out now and again to share with others. It’s an opportunity to rediscover an old favorite or browse for a new one.
Which poem will you be carrying tomorrow?

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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