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Poem in Your Pocket: 200 Poems to Read and Carry

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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,
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Harry N. Abrams
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Jen
Apr 16, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it
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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
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Melanie Faith
Jan 13, 2011 Melanie Faith rated it really liked it
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
Aneesa
Feb 02, 2010 Aneesa rated it liked it
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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.
Elizabeth
Jul 22, 2009 Elizabeth rated it liked it
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.
Marissa
Apr 17, 2009 Marissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
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.
Paula
Aug 20, 2009 Paula rated it really liked it
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
Deja
Aug 25, 2009 Deja rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
Love this book for the introduction by Kay Ryan, if nothing else. Quite a few lovely picks here, too.
Annamarie
May 01, 2009 Annamarie is currently reading it
Meant for "Poem in your pocket day". Filled with fun, witty, educational, emotional poetry.
Tori
I am currently pasting up poems in random places, because this book inspires me like that.
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