Poem in Your Pocket Day 2014 will be held this year on Thursday April 24. The idea is simple: select a poem you love, carry it with you and share it with co-workers, family, and friends. Each year on this day, poems from pockets throughout the United States will be unfolded at events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores. In 2002, New York City initiated Poem in Your Pocket Day as part of the city's National Poetry Month celebration. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative national. For more information, celebration ideas, and sample poems, visit www.poets.org/pocket.
HAIKU PLANT-A-POEM WORKSHOP - SUNDAY APRIL 27
In celebration of National Poetry Month (April), the Ancient City Poets will hold a workshop on haiku on Sunday April 27th at The Gallery Cafe of St. Augustine (located at 1974 US-1 South, in the OLD Staples Plaza). Michael Henry Lee and Antoinette Libro of Haiku Society of America and the local Coquina Haiku Circle, who offered a well attended workshop a few months ago, will return to lead this fun and engaging hour dedicated to the art of "one breathe poetry".
Please register at 1:45 p.m. The ACP Plant-A-Poem workshop begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. A small fee of $10 at the door is request to participate, which provides for bottomless coffee and sweet treats. Bring a haiku idea or two. You will learn how to cultivate a haiku seed and help it grow with the miracle grow of feedback from other workshop participants.
SAINT AUGUSTINE SPEAKS - SPOKEN WORD READING SUNDAY APRIL 27
Immediately following the workshop, join us up the street at City Coffee (located at 1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd, near the VIllage Inn) on Sunday April 27th to celebrate National Poetry Month from 3 to 4:30 pm. Saint Augustine Speaks is a community open mic spoken word gathering. Ray Neilson will open the reading and at 3:30 everyone who wrote something during the workshop is encouraged to share their newly cultivated haiku. Pull a poem from your pocket and share it with a warm and supportive crowd. The reading will be held “renga style” with no emcee or sign-up sheet. The event will end when all presenters have had an opportunity to share.
APRIL SPOTIFY.COM PLAYLIST
Songs and sounds that relate to the topic of National Poetry Month (April). Listen to the words, rock out, and enjoy poems by Ogden Nash, a song about poet Charles Bukowski, and tunes about the power of poetry and spoken word. Original playlist created by Chris Bodor:
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2014 SOUNDS AND SONGS
Thank you for your support of poetry and thank you for celebrating National Poetry Month with us.
Ancient City Poets / Poet Plant Press