Poem in Your Pocket
200 Poems to Read and Carry
Authors: Edited by Elaine Bleakney and published in conjunction with the Academy of American Poets, with an introduction by Kay Ryan, Poet Laureate
Imprint: Abrams Image
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 4/1/2009
Trim Size: 5 x 7
Page Count: 436
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About the book
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, family, and friends. This innovative format features 200 poems from Shakespeare to Sexton, cleverly organized by theme. If you’re feeling wistful, flip to the “Sonic Youth” section. If you want to romance your lover and surprise him or her with a seductive sonnet, turn to the “Love and Rockets” section. Now you can easily spread the love of poetry or treasure it in private with Poem in Your Pocket!
Whether you’re a fan of Sylvia Plath or Emily Dickinson, Frank O’Hara or Walt Whitman, Poem in Your Pocket has a poem for everyone.
About the author
Elaine Bleakney lives in Brooklyn, NY, and Northern Michigan. She is a former coordinator of the Academy of American Poets, a nonprofit organization with a mission to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.