April 24 is “Poem in Your Pocket Day”
As you know, April is National Poetry Month. One of my favorite programs is “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” The idea is to put a favorite poem in your pocket, carry it with you through the day, and share it with others. (If you’re social media-inclined, you can also share on Facebook or Twitter, of course, with the hashtag #pocketpoem.)
But I really like the idea of sharing the poem person-to-person. So, this Thursday, April 24, I’ll carry a copy of Stanley Kunitz’s “The Layers” with me, and read it to my co-workers and friends throughout the day.
What poem will you choose? Where and to whom will you read it?