4.19.2015

Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets: 100 Poems to Rip Out and Read, Published in conjunction with The Academy of American Poets, Selected by Bruno Navasky

POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY is APRIL 30, 2015! Visit poets.org for printable, pocket sized poems and other fantastic poetry related items or click here!


I fell in love with Poem in you Pocket: 200 Poems to Read and Carry, published in conjunction with The Academy of American Poets and selected by Elaine Bleakney, last April. Maybe this year I will be able to bring myself to tear-and-share the poems in the book, although I am still enjoying flipping through and reading them to myself. I am so thrilled this year to share the kid's version with you! Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets: 100 Poems to Rip Out and Read, again published in conjunction with The Academy of American Poets, this time selected by Bruno Navasky, an elementary and middle school teacher who has used many of these poem in workshops. 

If you missed my review of the adult version last year, let me catch you up. There is a national movement that happens every April during National Poetry Month called POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY. Keep a poem or two or twenty-three in your pocket and share it with people on this day - APRIL 30th, this year. The AAP website has tons of poems to print, clip and share and other great ideas on ways to celebrate the day. But, for those of you who like things all wrapped up in one package, the wonderful people at Amulet have put it all in one place again.

Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets: 100 Poems to Rip Out and Read is divided into ten sections, each with a title that sometimes comes from a poem, whether it is the first line or the last. How Poetry Comes to Me, The Sweet Earth,  Lots of Play, Puppies of Hush, Where You Never Were, Little Fish, The Wild Cheese, There is Rain in Me, They Loved Paperclips and The Grandpa Knee make up the divisions and the poems that Navasky has selected and arranged are wonderful, all touching on things that will be meaningful to children, all filled with beautiful (sometimes terribly beautiful) imagery and language. There are a handful of poems that the youngest listeners will enjoy, but really, I feel like the poems in this book are best appreciated by kids eight years old and up. Please find this book and share it with everyone you think would appreciate it. Keep poetry alive!

Look for pocket sized poems from Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets: 100 Poems to Rip Out and Read under my poem-a-day label!

1 comment:

Ruth said...

This looks like a fantastic idea, a sharing app, but on paper! Brilliant!