AND I LOVE Poem in Your Pocket Day…

I LOVE Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Thanks again to

Thursday, April 26, 2012!

It will be here soon!

Be Ready!

Peace, Jen


One year we were traveling out of the country on Poem in Your Pocket Day.

My family and I were able to leave Poems in 4 airports  in many cities and 2 countries! Woo Hoo!

THAT was some Spreading of Poem Love!

Poem In Your Pocket Day

Celebrate national Poem In Your Pocket Day onThursday, 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 #pocketpoem.

Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.Create your own Poem In Your Pocket Day event using ideas below or let us know how your plans, projects, and suggestions for Poem In Your Pocket Day by

Put Poems In Pockets
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

Help us expand the list: send your ideas In Your Pocket History Every year, in the month of April, National Poetry Month is celebrated throughout the United States and in various countries worldwide. In 2002, the City of New York created Poem in Your Pocket Day (PIYP) as part of the city’s National Poetry Month celebration. In 2009, the Academy of American Poets took PIYP Day national, allowing individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard. Each year on PIYP Day, schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets.

Highlights from past Poem In Your Pocket Day events.

Throughout history, poems have been stowed in pockets in a variety of ways, from the commonplace books of the Renaissance to the pocket-sized publications for Army soldiers in World War II. Have a story about the marriage of the poem and the pocket? Send them

~ by Step On a Crack on March 7, 2012.

19 Responses to “AND I LOVE Poem in Your Pocket Day…”

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Love this


  2. Thanks so much for sharing this – I’ve made a note in Outlook to remind me. 🙂 What a cool, cool idea to spread beauty! 🙂


  3. awesome idea! thank-you


  4. What a great idea! And a great post too 🙂


  5. leave a poem in a library book you are returning, under the windshield wipers of cars on the street, on the wall in an elevator, on the seat back in front of you on the bus or train… 🙂
    Love the concept 🙂


    • EXACTLY!

      A friend of mine has taken to sneaking them into friends purses etc. It is a gift that keeps on giving…

      I really look forward to this day. has a book with tear out poems you can buy especially for Poem in Your Pocket Day.

      I can’t bear to tear them out personally…..

      Thank you for stopping by!

      Peace, Jen


  6. 🙂


  7. What a fabulous concept. I shall read in to this more. How do you find time to write such great posts, poetry, surf the blogs / internet & be a mother & wife? You are incredible 🙂

    I have to take the dog for this walk now – I cannot stand the pestering ant longer. Please don’t tell me you fit a dog walk inas well Jen! xox


    • Hello there you!

      I don’t do any of it well thats how… : )

      My dog hasn’t had a walk since I started this blog….

      XXXOO You make me smile!



      • Jen, the comment you make “I don’t do any of it well”, could not be further from the truth. You produce some of the most inspirational posts I read, be it from your own life experience or through dedicated research. However you deliver it, you do it incredibly well & thorough, which I am very grateful for. As for the rest of your non-blogging life, I cannot comment, but I am pretty sure, you make a damn good mother, wife, friend & dog walker! 🙂

        I shall participate in Poet in your Pocket day (thanks to the many blogs I read & the poetry they share) I have found some pretty stirring poems that I shall be leaving around the places I frequent 🙂


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