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Poem in Your Pocket Day

Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

It's easy to participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day.  Here are some ideas of how you or your students might get involved:

  • Pass out poems... leave no pocket empty!

  • Select a poem and share it on social media using the hashtag #PocketPoem. 

  • Browse resources from the Poem in Your Pocket Day PDF

  • Record a video reading a poem, then share it. 

  • Email a poem to friends, family, neighbors, or local government leaders.

  • Schedule a video chat and read a poem to loved ones.

  • Make your own pocket using oragami design or others... be creative!

  • Add a poem to your email footer.

  • Read a poem out loud from your porch, window, backyard or outdoor space. 

  • Join in celebrating with GWP! Complete this form for some classroom resources.