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April is National Poetry Month

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on April 1, 2008

National Poetry Month

Don’t forget April is National Poetry Month. We’ll be celebrating all month long at the Creekview Grizzly Unquiet Library. You can also go to Poets.org to sign up to receive a poem a day by email! . April 17 will be Poem in your Pocket Day. For more information about Poem in your Pocket Day, visit this page of Poets.org. All you do is select a poem you love during National Poetry Month and then carry it with you to share with family, and friends on April 17. Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores. According to the Poets.org website, Poem In Your Pocket Day has been celebrated each April in New York City since 2002. Each year, city parks, bookstores, workplaces, and other venues burst with open readings of poems from pockets. Even the Mayor gets in on the festivities, reading a poem on the radio. For more information on New York City’s celebration, visit nyc.gov/poem. Poems have been stowed in pockets in a variety of ways, from the commonplace books of the Renaissance to the pocket-sized publications for Army soldiers in World War II. Have a story about the marriage of the poem and the pocket? Send them to npm@poets.org. How cool is that?

One Response to “April is National Poetry Month”

  1. ephemeral

    written in widening waves on the surface of a once still pool

    something lurking beneath the muddy green waters took a sneak peak at the air or the land or a bug

    and quick as flash sank again into the darkness before a bird of prey could see

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