April 18th is Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 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, and In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets extended Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada.

On this day, poetry lovers are invited to select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

To celebrate I’ve created a downloadable Poem in Your Pocket Day PDF and I invite you to share your own favourite poem out and about, around the table and on your social media. Pop by on FB or IG and post a stanza or two of your favourite on my page, I’d love to read your beloved pieces… 

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