Today, with participation from local businesses, the library distributes hundreds of short traditional poems to be carried and shared throughout the day, concluding a celebration of April as National Poetry Month. Printed on blossom-hued paper, each poem is rolled into a little scroll. Verses in themes of spring, love, hope or nature are by such poets as Robert Frost, Sara Teasdale, ee cummings and Emily Dickinson. They are made available by the Academy of American Poets.
This is the twenty-first year of Poem for Your Pocket. The National Academy of American Poets inaugurated National Poetry Month in 1996. Over the years it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.