Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day is a day recognized each year in April as a part of National Poetry Month. This year, Poem in Your Pocket Day will be celebrated on April 30th.

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with Methow Arts by using #poetrymethow or #methowarts on IG or Facebook. You can also email poems to info@methowartsalliance.org

Here are a few ideas on how to participate digitally from the Academy of American Poets:

Ways to Participate Digitally

  • Select a poem and share it on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem. 
  • Simultaneously participate in the Shelter in Poems initiative, and select a poem that brings you solace during this time of distance and solitude. Share what it means to you and use the hashtags #pocketpoem and #ShelterInPoems.
  • Print a poem from the Poem in Your Pocket Day PDF and draw an image from the poem in the white space, or use the instructions on pages 59-60 of the PDF to make an origami swan. 
  • Record a video of yourself reading a poem, then share it on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or another social media platform you use. 
  • Email a poem to your friends, family, neighbors, or local government leaders.
  • Schedule a video chat and read a poem to your loved ones.
  • Add a poem to your email footer.
  • Read a poem out loud from your porch, window, backyard or outdoor space. 

To see more ideas from the Academy of American Poets, visit: https://poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day