Thursday, April 23, 2015

Put a Poem in Your Pocket!

Mark your calendars. Next Thursday, April 30, is Poem in Your Pocket Day, the lyrical finale of National Poetry Month.

How does it work? Easy. Just copy a poem and put it in your pocket. (The Library has a great collection of poetry books to choose from.) Or compose your own verse. On Thursday, April 30, slip the poem in your pocket. And then? Read it, speak it, tweet it (#pocketpoem), repeat it. Share it with your friends or your local librarian. (She/he will be proud of you!) Memorize it. Slam it, jam it. Own it. Love it.

Click here to read the poem I'm putting in my pocket.

To add poetry to your life EVERYDAY, register for Poem-A-Day at

Young poets (ages 8 - 12) should also mark their calendars for the Library's Poetry Reader'sTheater, a fun evening of drama and poetry, Monday, April 27, from 4 - 5:15 PM.

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