Poem in Your Pocket Day 2009 is almost here! What is Poem in Your Pocket Day?
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 on April 30, 2009. Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.
We will be celebrating in The Unquiet Library with poetry readings and free poems for everyone! Today we hung the first clothesline of poetry—check out the slideshow above. More clotheslines full of poems for your pockets are coming next week—stay tuned! Many thanks to Mr. Jason Hubbard for helping me hang the clothesline since I am vertically challenged!
Many thanks to Kenyon College for the idea and for letting me borrow it!
My National Poetry Month poster arrived today along with two of these cute Poem in a Pocket buttons! Are these cute or what?
Do you love poetry? Do you love photography? Or both? The Academy of American Poets is sponsoring the Free Verse Project. Here is the scoop!
Inspired by the 2009 National Poetry Month Poster which features lines by T. S. Eliot written in a fogged window, the Academy of American Poets invites you to capture and share verse in ephemeral ways.
Recreate a favorite poem off the page and contribute it to the Free Verse project. Write lines on a sandy beach, assemble twigs on a hillside, or chalk the sidewalk. Take a photo before it disappears and post it in the Free Verse group page on Flickr, on the Academy’s Fan Page on Facebook, or email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the source of your lines in the photo caption. All photos posted by April 15 will be automatically entered to win the new Poem in Your Pocket anthology and a commemorative piece of jewelry by San Francisco designer Jeanine Payer, who specializes in hand-engraving lines of poetry on earrings, necklaces, and other items. Selected entries will also be featured on Poets.org.
For more information, please visit the Free Verse Project Page hosted by the Academy of American Poets at Poets.org.
Tomorrow I will be presenting “Poetry 2.0: Tapping into Web 2.0 Resources to Celebrate and Explore Poetry” at the 40th Annual Conference on Children’s Literature in Athens, Georgia. Check out my resource page at http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/Poetry2oh .