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Poem in Your Pocket Day
Apr 27, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Discover poetry! Join young readers and writers along with special guests for an afternoon of readings and fun. Bring a poem of your choice to share or find one at Poets House. This community reading is a great way to tune your ears to new poets and old friends.
Poem in Your Pocket Day is a program of the Office of the Mayor in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education that is designed to showcase talented K-12 faculty and student poets, as well as to encourage New Yorkers to embrace literacy and poetry. This year, young people from across the five boroughs visited Ellis Island and wrote poems that explore themes of migration. Every year, Poets House partners with local schools to enhance their curricula with interactive poetry workshops. The resulting poems are collected in anthologies and presented to each student on Poem in Your Pocket Day at Poets House.
Presented as a part of the Poetry Coalition’s inaugural initiative, Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration.
- Apr 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Poem in Your Pocket
Throughout the day, Poets House staff and volunteers will distribute pocket-sized poems written by budding poets from neighboring elementary schools.
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