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Poem in Your Pocket Day is Thursday, April 18

Help your kids celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day 2013 by writing their own poem, jotting one down or picking one up at points downtown, courtesy of Poets House.

Poem in Your Pocket at Bryant Park

Poem in Your Pocket at Bryant Park Photograph: Courtesy of Bryant P

There's hardly a more direct way of getting all of us to recognize the value of poetry in our lives than actualy having a poem in your hand—or pocket. Since Poem in Your Pocket Day 2013 is on Thursday, April 18, that means there's still time to do your part in honoring poetry with your kids. All you need to do is go online, print or write a published poem out, or have the kids create their own. If you happen to be downtown, hook up with the Poets House staff interns, who'll be handing out six poems—three by well-known poets and three by local schoolchildren—at three downtown spots: the Chambers Street subway station (8:30–10:30am, noon–2pm), the World Trade Center PATH station (8:30–10:30am, noon–2pm) and at New York Plaza, near Battery Park (9–10:30am, noon–2pm). Or stop by the Bryant Park Reading Room, where poems will be read aloud from 11am to 2pm in honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day 2013. Of course, you could also read some poetry together at home too.


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