Poem in Your Pocket Day 2009 is almost here! What is Poem in Your Pocket Day?
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 on April 30, 2009. Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.
We will be celebrating in The Unquiet Library with poetry readings and free poems for everyone! Today we hung the first clothesline of poetry—check out the slideshow above. More clotheslines full of poems for your pockets are coming next week—stay tuned! Many thanks to Mr. Jason Hubbard for helping me hang the clothesline since I am vertically challenged!
Many thanks to Kenyon College for the idea and for letting me borrow it!
National Poetry Month Celebrations
Originally uploaded by theunquietlibrarian
Here is a cool mosaic I made using fd’s Flickr Toys at http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/ . I chose the mosaic option and pulled photos relating to National Poetry Month 2008.
I am proud to say one of our photos, The Unquiet Library, is a member of the “Poem In Your Pocket” photo pool!
Celebrate the power of poetry to both transport a reader and be transported by carrying a poem in your pocket all day on Thursday, April 17, the first national Poem In Your Pocket Day. Join celebrants across the country and share your favorite lines with friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers. Download a selection of pocket-sized poems and poetry ringtones online. Carry the entire collection of over 2,500 poems on Poets.org in your pocket by simply going to www.poets.org/m from any mobile device.
On the web at: www.poets.org/pocket