Poem in Your Pocket Day: 18 April

Friday 5 April 2013

April 18th has been declared Poem in Your Pocket Day – it’s an idea that started in the US as part of their national Poetry Month and now it has been adopted in the UK.


All you have to do is choose your favourite poem and carry it around on that day. Read it, share it with someone. There are lots of interesting ways you can pass your poem on – from notes to matchboxes to portable pockets. Take a look at the UK campaign’s Facebook page and the American Academy of Poets website here for some inspiration and share your own contributions.

StAnza of course has a happy history of exhibiting ways to carry poems around, from cakes and biscuits to coasters and fruit – and the lovely pocket-sized Poems for All booklets. See below.

Idleness & doilie (photocredit StAnza-Stephanie Green)

Photo by Stephanie Green