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Get Ready To Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day

Publication: National Public Radio
Date: April 25, 2012

Summary: April 26 is Poem in Your Pocket Day, a day to celebrate poetry by tucking "a favorite poem into your back pocket to share with family, friends and co-workers." Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project teacher-leader Brenda Krupp shares how she uses Poem in Your Pocket Day to instill a love of poetry in her students.

 

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National Poetry Month may be coming to an end, but poetry lovers still have one big day to look forward to this April. This Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day. The idea is to tuck a favorite poem into your back pocket to share with family, friends and co-workers. Poetry lovers across the country have come up with clever ways to celebrate. . . .

Teachers like Brenda Krupp in Pennsylvania will use Poem In Your Pocket Day to entice students into the world of verse.

"Third graders do not have pockets that are easily accessible," Krupp says. "So they actually sewed simple pockets that they will then wear on their t-shirts. And they're just going to be stuffed with poems they've written themselves, as well as some shorter poems that they just love."

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