All students and teachers pick one poem they love (or one they've written).
Everyone writes out their poem and carries it around in their pocket over a day or a week.
Poems may be shared or read aloud.
School-wide or community-wide activity
Ask businesses to offer small discounts to customers carrying poems
Classes post pocket-sized poems in public places
Pass poems out to community members
Compile student writing into an anthology
Builds interest in poetry
Allows students to share their interests or writing and to engage in their peers'
Encourages reading aloud
for many variations on Poem in Your Pocket.
Poem in your Pocket day is celebrated every April.