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I’m carrying a poem in my pocket today

Today, to celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day, I’m carrying the poem, “Self Portrait” by David Whyte.

It’s easy to participate. Find a favorite poem and carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends.

You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

Poem in Your Pocket Day is celebrated each year during National Poetry Month established by the Academy of American Poets. Part of its mission is to introduce more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry.

Poems from pockets will be unfolded at events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores in all 50 states throughout the United States today.

Visit to choose your own pocket poem.

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  1. First I learned about National Poetry Month and now Poem in Your Pocket Day. I’m going to have to celebrate this one day late. Belated Poem in Your Pocket Day! Thank you.

    April 26, 2012
    • I’m glad you’re going to go for it Jane! It felt great to carry a poem in my pocket today. Makes me think I should carry one every day, so I’ll be prepared when I feel like I need a shot of literature!

      April 26, 2012

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