National Poem in Your Pocket Day
Poem in Your Pocket Day 2014 was held on Thursday, April 24. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.