Sunday, April 17, 2005

poem in your pocket too

like eddie, its national poetry month and NYC is celebrating with a poem in your pocket week again.. NOW i get eddie's small poem in his small pocket...

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate this special occasion, the New York City Department of Education, in collaboration with the Office of the Mayor, Department of Cultural Affairs, City University of New York, and the New York Times, is co-sponsoring the third annual Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 21, 2005. New Yorkers are encouraged to carry a poem in their pocket and share it with friends, family, coworkers and classmates. Public schools throughout the five boroughs will highlight poetry on this day through readings by CUNY poets, poetry workshops and specifically designed lesson plans. Tuck a poem in your pocket and see what surprises may come your way. What will your poem be?

Don’t forget to look for selected poems in The New York Times, April 17-21, leading up to this exciting event. Watch NYC TV for the latest information on Poem in your Pocket Day. Explore this site for a listing of poetry events being held throughout the City during the month of April, and for links to cultural organizations that can serve as sources for poems or other information about poetry.

Pick up your Poem in Your Pocket Bookmark at your local library, Coliseum Books or at a Borders bookstore near you!