April 03, 2020
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the National Writing Project via Write Now, will post ideas and activities to encourage creating and sharing poetry: fun activities, serious activities, silly activities, activities for children and adults, etc. The first activity is to make a pocket to keep your favorite poems in preparation for Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30, a special day to share poems.
Here is some inspiration to get you started:
a small bag sewn into or on clothing so as to form part of it, used for carrying small articles.
a small patch of something.
in one’s pocket
in one’s possession
under one’s influence
Ex. Social distancing? We’ve got it in the pocket with pocket poems.
Poem to inspire:
Songs to inspire:
- Songs with “pocket” in the title. (Warning: some lyrics NSFW.)
Pocket ideas to inspire:
Origami paper bag pocket for petite poems. (Because grocery delivery.)
Spruce Crafts tutorial for beginner origami pocket
Create a Digital Poem Pocket with Padlet. (Because you want to screen share, right?)
Example: https://padlet.com/stephwp/fi9n3hu7bcv0 … I added I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth
Share your pockets and your poems all month long!
To share your pockets and poems to a wider audience, use the following hashtags on social media: #WriteNow #NWP #NationalPoetryMonth