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Poem in Your Pocket Day 2017

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day — part of the National Poetry Month celebration. Here are two favorite poems, tucked into the pockets of Horn Bookers Shoshana and Katie: Editor in chief Roger Sutton says he “doesn’t do Days” — but that may be because he posts a bit of verse and an accompanying […]

Review of A Poem in Your Pocket

A Poem in Your Pocket by Margaret McNamara; illus. by G. Brian Karas Primary     Schwartz & Wade/Random     32 pp. 1/15     978-307-97947-6     $16.99 Library ed. 978-0-307-97948-3 $19.99 e-book ed. 978-0-307-97949-0 $10.99 The author/artist team behind How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? revisit Mr. Tiffin’s warm, supportive classroom, where this time his students […]

Rip out and read

Amulet/Abrams’ Laura Mihalick gave me a neat book at Midwinter: Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets: 100 Poems to Rip Out & Read, compiled by Bruno Navasky, and due out this March. While the book has a sturdy hardcover, its apparent aim is to gradually self-destruct, as the poems within are printed on a […]