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Poem in Your Pocket Day Is Coming. Here's How to Get Ready!

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Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30 will be the big finish for National Poetry Month. Throughout the day, you can share whole poems or just the parts that warm your heart.

Here are some suggestions for sharing your poem:
- Make bookmarks on cardstock featuring your poem and any decorations you want to add. Give copies to everyone you see.
- If your house has a window that can be seen from the street, write your poem on a big sign and put it up for view.
- Post it on your blog.
- Email or text a copy to your friends.
- Tweet it with hashtag #pocketpoem or use other social media to share it.
- Make your poem into an image to post on Facebook.

Want to find a new poem for Poem in Your Pocket Day?
The Poetry Foundation is a good place to start. Visit Children's Poet Laureate Ken Nesbitt's site for funny poems, poetry-writing lessons, podcasts and more. You might also want to try out their Poetry App (currently free!)

Poetry is everywhere
Check out your library (the Reference Librarian will be delighted to help you!). Want a poem right now? Look online for poems about your favorite city, the sport you love, or animals that fascinate you. Obsessed with food? Try Pablo Neruda's "Ode to the Artichoke." Like frogs or philosophy? Maybe Emily Dickenson's well-known "I'm Nobody! Who Are You?" is just right.

Next time you visit The Literacy and Language Center, bring your poem along. We'd love to read it too.

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