Thursday, April 26, 2012

Reblogged: I LOVE Poem in Your Pocket Day! * Thursday April 26th!

[Thanks to Jen at http://step-on-a-crack.com/ for bringing this fun day to my world!  It's all about taking a poem or poems, printing them out and then leaving them in places where other people will find it/them. 

I've chosen The Guy in The Glass http://www.theguyintheglass.com/gig.htm by Dale Wimbrow and dedicate it to Ray Hunt, whom, at the end of horse clinics would recite it from heart.  RIP, Ray, you're dearly missed.]

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I LOVE Poem in Your Pocket Day! * Thursday April 26th!
Reblogged from Step On A Crack...Or Break Your Mother's Back:

I LOVE Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Thanks again to

Poets.org

Thursday, April 26, 2012!

It will be here soon!

Be Ready!

How will you celebrate?

Peace, Jen

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One year we were traveling out of the country on Poem in Your Pocket Day.

My family and I were able to leave Poems in 4 airports  in many cities and 2 countries! Woo Hoo!

THAT was some Spreading of Poem Love!

Can I beat that this year???

Here in Town??

Yes. I can.
   

Poem In Your Pocket Day


Celebrate national Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 26, 2012!

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.Create your own Poem In Your Pocket Day event using ideas below or let us know how your plans, projects, and suggestions for Poem In Your Pocket Day by emailing npm@poets.org.
   
    Put Poems In Pockets        
    In this age of mechanical and digital reproduction, it’s easy to carry a poem, share a poem, or start your own PIYP day event. Here are some ideas of how you might get involved:

    Start a “poems for pockets” give-a-way in your school or workplace
    Urge local businesses to offer discounts for those carrying poems
    Post pocket-sized verses in public places
    Hand write some lines on the back of your business cards
    Start a street team to pass out poems in your community
    Distribute bookmarks with your favorite immortal lines
    Add a poem to your email footer
    Post a poem on your blog or social networking page
    Project a poem on a wall, inside or out
    Text a poem to friends

Help us expand the list: send your ideas to npm@poets.org

Poem In Your Pocket History Every year, in the month of April, National Poetry Month is celebrated throughout the United States and in various countries worldwide. In 2002, the City of New York created Poem in Your Pocket Day (PIYP) as part of the city’s National Poetry Month celebration. In 2009, the Academy of American Poets took PIYP Day national, allowing individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard. Each year on PIYP Day, schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets.

Highlights from past Poem In Your Pocket Day events.

Throughout history, poems have been stowed in pockets in a variety of ways, from the commonplace books of the Renaissance to the pocket-sized publications for Army soldiers in World War II.

Have a story about the marriage of the poem and the pocket? Send them to npm@poets.org.

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