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Thu, 04/26/2012 - 7:00pm
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98225-7015 Bellingham



Celebrate national Poem In Your Pocket Day with Village Books. In this age of mechanical and digital reproduction, it's easy to carry, and share a poem. 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. Join us in the evening at Village Books as we open up the mic to anyone who would like to read their poems from their pockets. You can carry, and read, any poem you like--from a favorite author, to a family member's, to your own.

Need a poem for your pocket? You can find the perfect poem for your pocket by browsing You can also check out the Poem in Your Pocket anthologies for adults and kids, available at Village Books. All poetry books at Village Books will be 20% off during the month of April.

Poem In Your Pocket Day is made possible, in part, by the National Council of Teachers of English and the American Booksellers Association, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

Poem in Your Pocket: 200 Poems to Read and Carry Cover Image
By Inc. Academy of American Poets (Compiled by), Elaine Bleakney (Editor), Kay Ryan (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780810906365
Availability: ***LIKELY UNAVAILABLE- Call Store for Details***
Published: Abrams Image - April 1st, 2009

Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780810991422
Availability: ***LIKELY UNAVAILABLE- Call Store for Details***
Published: Amulet Books - March 1st, 2011