poem in your pocket day 26 April 2012 #pocketpoem

(inter)national poetry month ~ April 2012

Celebrate national Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 26, 2012!

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoemit doesn’t even have to be a poem YOU write ~ write down a favorite poem of  yours by any author and share it.

PUT A POEM IN YOUR POCKET  ~

In this age of mechanical and digital reproduction, it’s easy to carry a poem, share a poem, or start your own PIYP day event. Here are some ideas of how you might get involved:

  • Start a “poems for pockets” give-a-way in your school or workplace
  • Urge local businesses to offer discounts for those carrying poems
  • Post pocket-sized verses in public places
  • Handwrite some lines on the back of your business cards
  • Start a street team to pass out poems in your community
  • Distribute bookmarks with your favorite immortal lines
  • Add a poem to your email footer
  • Post a poem on your blog or social networking page
  • Project a poem on a wall, inside or out
  • Text a poem to friends
  • Tweet a poem using the hashtag  #pocketpoem
  • Help expand the list: send your ideas to npm@poets.org.

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Filed under A to Z April Challenge 2012, NaBloPoMo, National Poetry Month, poetry, Post-A-Day2012, Post-A-Week2012

3 responses to “poem in your pocket day 26 April 2012 #pocketpoem

  1. Pingback: Have you found On Being? « The Balanced Soul

  2. Nice blog. I’m on a bit of a mission to get my favorite classic poem up in to my top ten posts so it shows on the sidebar. So it would be great if you would have a look. Ozymandias

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