One of the best ideas that has taken root in April as part of National Poetry Month is Poem in Your Pocket Day—celebrated this year on Thursday, April 14. It began nine years ago in New York City, and the Academy of American Poets has made Poem in Your Pocket Day a truly national celebration. “The idea is simple: select a poem you love... then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends.” (Bob Holmen and Margery Snyder at about.com)
The Academy of American Poets has a bit on the Poem in Your Pocket project.
In this age of mechanical and digital reproduction, it's easy to carry a poem, share a poem, or start your own PIYP day event. Here are some ideas of how you might get involved: