National Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day
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Poem in Your Pocket Day 2015 will be held on Thursday, April 30. 

In 2002, as part of New York City's National Poetry Month celebration, the Office of the Mayor, in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, initiated Poem in Your Pocket Day, a time for New York City residents to select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. 

In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative national, encouraging individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard. Each year on Poem in Your Pocket Day, schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets. 

Along with your library, bookstore, or shelf at home, you can find the perfect poem for your pocket by browsing our library of poems, or by signing up to receive Poem-a-Day. 

Share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem or create your own Poem in Your Pocket Day, and if you do, please let us know how you're celebrating by emailing