Poem in Your Pocket Day 2022

Did you know yesterday was Poem in your Pocket Day? The first Poem in Your Pocket Day was held in April 2002. Per the official description, it was “initiated by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate. In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets extended Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada.” Learn more at https://poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day.

Over at Read, Discuss, DO! we celebrated by having each of our contributors share a poem. Mine is one that I wrote on a little piece of scrap paper I happened to have with me on an early spring walk and tucked in my pocket (literally!) Check our poem selections here: https://www.readdiscussdo.com/2022/04/poem-in-your-pocket-day.html

In closing, I’m curious if you celebrated Poem in Your Pocket Day in your neck of the woods. If so, how?

Happy Poetry Month!

3 thoughts on “Poem in Your Pocket Day 2022

  1. *LOVE* ❤ your sight of spring poem, Laura.
    It helps to celebrate this lovely concept of a communal day if you are already an accomplished poet 😀

  2. Lovely poem, Laura. I’d never heard of Poem in Your Pocket Day, but it’s a fun idea. How about writing one and slipping it in someone else’s pocket, as a surprise?! I’m going to try it.

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