Poem in Your Pocket Day Celebrating 24th April | Days Of The Year
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Poem in Your Pocket Day
Created in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, the celebration, which lasts the month of April, commemorates the nation's greatest poets and poetry.National Poetry Month is celebrated every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets throughout the United States celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Many organizations participate through displays, readings, festivals, workshops and many other events. Celebrate National Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 24, 2014 by selecting a poem you love and sharing it with friends, family and coworkers.
What better way to make friends than being prepared to spontaneously recite poetry? Prepare for Poem in Your Pocket Day by having your favourite prose tucked about your person, ready to orate at any moment!
Poem in Your Pocket Day celebration on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in honor of National Poetry Month. To join in the excitement, write your own poem or borrow one from your favorite poet; just make sure to carry a poem in your pocket to share with your friends, family, classmates, and colleagues.
All month long, organizations will present poetry-inspired events throughout the five boroughs. Explore this site for more information on events, volunteer opportunities, and other special opportunities.