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Did You Know This is National Poetry Month?

Posted by grizzlymedia on April 1, 2008


Don’t forget April is National Poetry Month. We’ll be celebrating all month long at the Creekview Grizzly Unquiet Library. You can also go to to sign up to receive a poem a day by email! . April 17 will be Poem in your Pocket Day. For more information about Poem in your Pocket Day, visit this page of All you do is select a poem you love during National Poetry Month and then carry it with you to share with family, and friends on April 17. Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores. According to the website, Poem In Your Pocket Day has been celebrated each April in New York City since 2002. Each year, city parks, bookstores, workplaces, and other venues burst with open readings of poems from pockets. Even the Mayor gets in on the festivities, reading a poem on the radio. For more information on New York City’s celebration, visit 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 How cool is that?

One Response to “Did You Know This is National Poetry Month?”

  1. Eyebee said

    I didn’t know that. There’s always a date for everything these days though, and poetry is a good to read, to stimulate the mind.

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