Friday, May 1, 2009

¡It's a wrap!

Yesterday was Poem in Your Pocket Day & Last Month was National Poetry Month

Did you join celebrants across the country by carrying a poem in your pocket yesterday - literally or figuratively? Share verse with friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers? Need a poem? Download and print a selection of pocket-sized poems from, or share your pick from Poem-A-Day emails. You can also read your favorite poetry lines on your mobile device by visiting, or find events near you by visiting the National Poetry Map on

Poem in Your Pocket Day highlights include:

Flagstaff, AZ
Bookmans: Show a poem to the cashier to receive a discount on your purchase.

Waterbury, CT
Pick a Poem From Your Pocket
Naugatuck Valley Community College

Hammond, IN:
Hammond Public Library's Main Library
Poems will be handed out throughout the day, and the library staff will read their favorite poems at 10 a.m.

Lawrence, KS
Favorite Poem Reading
4 p.m.
Watson Library

South Hadley, MA
Poem in Your Pocket Day at Mount Holyoke College

Asheville, NC
Asheville Wordfest
April 30, 2009, 2 p.m. to May 3, 2009
Various locations

Carrboro, NC
Poem in Your Pocket Day at the Carrboro Cybrary
9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
100 N. Greensboro Street

Hillsdale, NJ
Hillsdale Poem in Your Pocket Day
Pascack Valley High School

Barnegat, NJ
Poem in Your Pocket Day Reading
6:30 p.m.
Barnegat Library, 112 Burr Street

Alexandria, VA

Poetry readings in Market Square at 12 p.m., and a poetry
and music celebration at the Alexandria Athenaeum at 7 p.m.

Rhode Island: Poem in Your Pocket Orgami Books
Pick up an "Itty Bitty Poem" at various locations in S. County, including Java Madness and the Courthouse Center for the Arts, and also at public libraries in: Narragansett, N. Kingstown, Peace Dale (South Kingstown), and Charlestown.

Tell how you celebrated Poem in Your Pocket Day by emailing photos, event highlights, or ideas to

About National Poetry Month
Inaugurated by the Academy in April 1996, National Poetry Month brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. To learn more, please visit:

So what do we do this month & the next & the next?

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