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NATIONAL POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY – Last Thursday in April

National Poem In Your Pocket Day - Last Thursday in April

NATIONAL POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY

National Poem In Your Pocket Day is celebrated on the last Thursday in April.  This day was created to share the joy that poems bring by carrying one in your pocket and sharing it throughout the day with others.  Parks, libraries, schools, workplaces and bookstores will have events celebrating this day.  It has been known that librarians have distributed poems to local hospitals, shop owners have handed out books of short poems to shoppers and food vendors have put poems in lunch sacks. (http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day)

CELEBRATE

National Poem In Your Pocket Day is the perfect day to share your poem on Social Media using #PoemInYouPocketDay.

HISTORY

National Poem In Your Pocket Day is an “unofficial” holiday, but has been celebrated as part of National Poetry Month since 2002.  The Office of the New York Mayor, along with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, initiated the annual city-wide Poem In Your Pocket Day.  The Academy of American Poets took Poem In Your Pocket Day national in 2008.

For more information on National Poem In Your Pocket Day visit http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day

DATES
April 30, 2015
April 28, 2016
April 27, 2017
April 26, 2018
April 25, 2019

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2 Responses to “NATIONAL POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY – Last Thursday in April”

  1. Terry April 18, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Poem in Your Pocket Day will actually be celebrated April 24, 2014.

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