Happy Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry month in Canada and the Poem in Your Pocket Day brochure is already available online. Plus there are postcard versions of the poems designed by Megan Fildes.  The brochure includes 15 poems, 12 recommended nature poetry books, 10 ways to support your favourite poets, along with tips for educators and young readers.

The official 2019 Poem in Your Pocket Day poems are:

Harry Posner – Still be still be still be 

Eleonore Schonmaier – “it didn’t happen here”

Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang – Visit

Fiona Tinwei Lam – Ode to Chopsticks

Allison LaSorda – Beekeeping

Kathryn Mockler – Water

Yvonne Blomer – Spotted Owl as Desire

Marilyn Bowering – Brother

Heather Cadsby – Quick Question

Lorne Daniel – Crushed

Adebe DeRango-Adem – O Sea of Troubles We Did Not Take Arms Against

Lorie Miseck – Jazz (A Variation)

kjmunro – A haiku

Jim Nason – Eggshells

Charlie Petch – Glom Glom Sunraises

 

  • Urge local businesses to offer discounts for those carrying poems
  • Post pocket-sized verses in public places
  • Memorize a poem
  • Start a street team to pass out poems in your community
  • Distribute bookmarks with your favorite lines of poetry
  • Add a poem to your email footer
  • Post lines from your favorite poem on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr
  • Send a poem to a friend