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Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day April 27

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April 27: Poem in Your Pocket Day


On Poem in Your Pocket Day, part of our annual National Poetry Month celebration, people across the fifty United States and Canada celebrate the words they carry with them in their everyday lives by literally carrying a poem with them and sharing it with others throughout the day.


Find out more about how you can participate…

Pocket These Perfect Poems


Find the perfect poem to pocket, carry, and share tomorrow by checking out our downloadable Poem in Your Pocket Day PDF, featuring poems by classic and contemporary American and Canadian poets, as well as a guide to celebrating poetry in your classroom, community, library, or workplace.

Dear Poet 2017: Mark Doty

Dear Poet 2017


Teachers, round out National Poetry Month in your classroom by participating in Dear Poet, our multimedia education project inviting young people to write letters in response to poems written and read by our Chancellors.


In Case You Missed It


Poetry on the Front Page
The New York Times takes a look at poetry in a difficult age of politics.


Arthur Sze in the American Academy
Chancellor Arthur Sze has been elected to the 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.


Ukuleles and Lullabies
Literary Hub and Brainpickings recount a sold-out night of music and poetry at our 15th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind gala last week.


Juan Felipe Herrera on Poetry in Tough Times
Former Chancellor and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera talks to NPR about poetry in times of upheaval and conflict.


Mai Der Vang on Hmong Culture and Afterland
2016 Whitman winner Mai Der Vang talks to The Fresno Bee about her Hmong cultural history, her book, and winning the Whitman Award.


Gwendolyn Brooks at 100
Celebrate Brooks's centennial with this brand-new collection of poems, essays, audio, and more by and about Brooks.



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