Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Here is the history of “Poem in Your Pocket Day,” from poets.org:
Poem in Your Pocket Day was originally initiated in 2002 by the Office of the Mayor, in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, as part of the city’s National Poetry Month celebration. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative national, encouraging individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard.
Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day as schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets.
Be sure to share your pocket full of poetry on Twitter and use this hashtag #pocketpoem. Poets everywhere, on this last day of National Poetry Month, let’s make a bold statement today as a tribute to Poem in Your Pocket Day! Below is my poem, Snapshot of a Parfum Bottle, that I am sharing with you! Feel free to share yours with me!