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Poem in Your Pocket: 200 Poems to Read and Carry

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  10 reviews
First there was National Poetry Month, then there was National Poem in Your Pocket Day, now you can carry a poem in your pocket anytime!

Published in conjunction with the Academy of American Poets, Poem in Your Pocket enables you to select a poem you love, tear it out neatly from the book, and then carry it with you all day to read, be inspired by, and share with coworkers,
Hardcover, 436 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Abrams Image
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Apr 16, 2015 Jen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: poetry
This appears to be a project of The Academy of American Poets (the cover says "in conjunction with") to celebrate National Poetry Month in 2009. The idea was to provide a format in which it's easy to tear a poem from a book and carry it with you throughout the day. So the poems are bound scratch paper fashion with a thin layer of gum at the top.

I wonder if anyone ever used this collection of poems in the intended way. I knew it wouldn't work well for me. However, I thought I could tear them out
Melanie Faith
I just purchased a second-hand copy of this book online, and it arrived in today's mail. Love it! There's a great variety of poets included-- from Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath to quite recent poets. There is a phenomenal poem about all of the cups of soup a poet has enjoyed throughout her life and poems about everything from friendship to divorce and nature. The cool thing about the book is that you can either read it as a normal text or tear off the page of the poem you enjo ...more
Feb 02, 2010 Aneesa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Joa
I bought this book because a reviewer wrote that the introduction by Kay Ryan was worth the price alone. The introduction is really good, but it is only one page. I don't plan to read the entire collection. The format of the book is neat, though: a hard cover around a top-bound pad of poems, like a daily calendar.
This is not a format that appeals to me. It's only easy to handle if you tear out the pages as you read the poems, not really something I want to do. The poetry did not inspire me.
A solid collection of wonderful poems. Good variety in subject and style. It loses one star because I felt like an more broad mix of poets could have been included.
Deirdre Keating
Dec 27, 2009 Deirdre Keating marked it as to-read
Want to read Kay's intro, and perhaps best for a classroom if students were allowed to rip and keep a poem they liked.
I haven't read it all yet but i love tearing out a page and haaving a piece of poetry with me during the day
Aug 25, 2009 Deja rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: poetry
Love this book for the introduction by Kay Ryan, if nothing else. Quite a few lovely picks here, too.
May 01, 2009 Annamarie is currently reading it
Meant for "Poem in your pocket day". Filled with fun, witty, educational, emotional poetry.
I am currently pasting up poems in random places, because this book inspires me like that.
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