Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Today at LSS, we are celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day.  Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on Twitter using the hashtag #pocketpoem.  Here at school, each student, teacher, and staff member will receive a pocket with a short poem in it when they arrive at school in the morning. We encourage all staff and students to read, share, and trade their poems throughout the day. If students or staff would like to compose their own poems, we hope that they will use the pocket to share it with others.

Poem in Your Pocket Day was originally initiated in 2002 by the Office of the Mayor, in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, as part of the city’s National Poetry Month celebration. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard. In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets will extend Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada.

Please see the source of this information (https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day)

 

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