Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What's in Your Pocket?

Tomorrow (April 18, 2013) is Poem in Your Pocket Day! What are you doing to celebrate? For those of you unfamiliar with Poem in Your Pocket Day, the idea is very simple. All you need to do is select your favorite poem, print or write it out, and put it in your pocket. You can share your poem throughout the day with friends, family, classmates, or co-workers. You can also tweet about it, blog about it, or add it to your FaceBook timeline.

Poem in Your Pocket Day is a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month. If you need help finding a poem, just ask a teacher or librarian. You can also search for poems at In addition, you can simply pick a pocket-sized poem in pdf format to print. And remember...those of you with a smart phone can have a poem in your pocket any time; just check out the Poetry App from the Poetry Foundation.

So you're probably wondering what will be in my pocket tomorrow. That's a good question. For 2013 I'll be carrying one of my favorite poems, She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon Byron. Enjoy!

P.S. For those of you looking for more ideas to celebrate poetry, check out's list of 30 Ways to Celebrate.

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