Poem in Your Pocket Day 2024

poem in your pocket day
Poem in Your Pocket Day takes place every year during National Poetry Month. The 2024 Poem in Your Pocket Day will take place on Thursday, April 18. The Academy of American Poets keeps this initiative going, and on the Poem in Your Pocket Day website you can find a free 61-page guide for celebrating this event in your school, community, or business, as well as other fun resources.

Here are some suggested activities from their website on how to participate:

  • Select a poem and share it on social media using the hashtag #PocketPoem.
  • Print a poem from the Poem in Your Pocket Day PDF and draw an image from the poem in the white space, or use the instructions on pages 57–58 of the PDF to make an origami swan.
  • Record a video of yourself reading a poem, then share it on Instagram, X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, Pinterest, or another social media platform you use.
  • Email a poem to your friends, family, neighbors, or local government leaders.
  • Schedule a video chat and read a poem to your loved ones.
  • Add a poem to your email footer.
  • Read a poem out loud from your porch, window, backyard or outdoor space.

For poetry events at the library, join us for:

  • Planting the Seeds of Poetry with Wendy Videlock at 5:30 pm on April 24th at the Central Library: unleash your creativity, silence your inner critic, and craft beautiful poems!
  • Poetry Night on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Central Library.
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