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Poem in Your Pocket Day, which occurs every year during National Poetry Month, is an international movement that encourages people to incorporate poetry into their everyday lives. Choose a poem to take with you on PIYP Day and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, offices, coffee shops, street corners, and on social media with the hashtag #PocketPoem.
Carrying a poem, sharing a poem, or organizing your own Poem in Your Pocket Day event is easy. For a comprehensive history of the curriculum and other content, go to the Academy’s website. Here are some suggestions on how you can help:
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Poems are written in a variety of types. However, there are no limitations on rhyme, rhythm, syllables, or duration on this day. The intention is to read a poem aloud. It’s possible to scribble it on a receipt or recite it while in line. On outgoing mail, have a poem on the back of the envelope. If you come across a poem tucked away in a journal, don’t be surprised. You could even find one scribbled on the side of your coffee cup or on the teabag’s name.
Memorize a couple of poems to read to people you meet during the day. Print and write a poem on the back of these bookmarks. Put them in your pocket and you’ll be able to surprise someone with a poem and a gift at any time.
Since 2002, the occasion has been commemorated as part of National Poetry Month.
The annual city-wide Poem In Your Pocket Day was started by the Office of the New York Mayor, in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. Poem In Your Pocket Day was made national in 2008 by the Academy of American Poets.
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The Emily Dickinson Museum is hosting a National Poem in Your Pocket Day celebration. We take this day every year during National Poetry Month to bring a favorite poem with us and share it with friends close and far. On Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson, written by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Becca Stadtlander and published by Chronicle Books in 2020, will be the highlight of this year’s remote program. To order this book from your nearest bookstore, go to IndieBound.org.
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In recognition of National Poetry Month, New York City will host the annual Poem in Your Pocket Day celebration on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Write your own poem or borrow one from a favorite poet to join in the fun; just remember to keep a poem in your pocket to share with your colleagues, family, classmates, and coworkers.
Poets House, located in Manhattan’s Battery Park City, aims to record the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry by hosting programming for all ages on Poem in Your Pocket Day and throughout the year. Its 60,000-volume poetry library is an excellent resource for discovering and copying your pocket poem.
The Poetry Society of America was founded in 1910 and is the country’s oldest poetry organization. Its aim is to extend and diversify the poetry audience, to promote a greater awareness of the vitality and breadth of poetry in the cultural discourse, to support poets through a variety of programs and awards, and to place poetry at the crossroads of American life. Poetry in Motion, a PSA initiative that places poems in public transportation in New York and around the country, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.