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 Poets.org. 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.