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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Poem In Your Pocket Day

You’ve got two days before the first-ever "Poem In Your Pocket Day," sponsored by the Academy of America Poets. To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, the academy is encouraging everyone to stick a poem in their pocket and share it with friends, family and co-workers on Thursday, April 17.

Among suggested ways to share: handwrite some lines on the back of your business cards, add a poem to your e-mail footer, post a poem on your blog or social networking site, or text a poem to friends.

If you need some inspiration, check out these two Web sites recommended by our information staff:

American Verse Project

Verse Anthologies and Thousands of Poems

Here’s an irreverent favorite of mine:

Haiku Ambulanceby Richard Brautigan

A piece of green pepper
fell
off the wooden salad bowl:
so what?

So get those poems ready and let us know what you’ll be sharing on April 17!

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