So you’ve heard me mention Poem in Your Pocket Day in my list of ways to share poetry with children.
Visit the Poets.org to get full details on this day, along with listings of events, ideas for sharing poetry, and a huge poetry database you can browse to find a poem! Here’s their description of 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. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
To celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day, and also as part of my monthly challenge to help my readers “grow your own poetry,” I’m hosting a Poem in Your Pocket Blog Event.
On April 26, 2012, I’ll post a favorite poem of mine suitable for families, mothers, and/or children. I’ll briefly share why I enjoy that poem, and then post a linky for other readers to do the same on their blogs and link up! Maybe we can all discover some great poetry from each other! (Linky will only be open for April 26th so have your blog post ready to link up!).
If you’d like to participate, start looking for a poem you’d like to share now – you can create your blog post now or later, just remember to link it up on the day of the event!
Please keep the poems you select family/child-friendly! (AND, to avoid copyright infringement, search online for poems that are “in the public domain” which allows you to legal post/publish them online!). Thank you!
Raise your hand if you’re going to join in!!