Category Archives: Poem in Your Pocket

The many poems in Danny Shot’s pocket

Danny Shot writes: I always carry a few poems with me, well because I teach a few classes and I don’t like to repeat myself. This year’s collection will include: Jack Wiler’s “Poetry For Fun and Profit” and “For Levi” … Continue reading

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The poem in the pocket of John McDermott

John McDermott writes: I’ll carry about 50 copies of “A Drinking Song,” which is really a love poem, and very short, so easy to copy and give away. A Drinking Song Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes … Continue reading

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Andrea Carter Brown on Five Points Blog

In honor of National Poetry Month, Andrea Carter Brown’s essay on the “poem in her pocket” is featured on Five Points Blog. Read her essay here

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Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day!

We’ve been sharing poems all month from CKP writers, staff, and friends. Want poem is in your pocket today?   Leave a comment, write it on our wall, we want to know!

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The poem in Florenz Eisman’s pocket

Florenz Eisman, CKP’s Managing Editor, writes: On days when a smile is called for, I turn to my favorite nonsense poem: “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll. It brings me back momentarily to childhood when a wonderful teacher introduced it to my … Continue reading

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Deborah Henry’s “Poem in Your Pocket”

Deborah Henry writes: I would say my daughter Sara’s awesome poem, “Train Home From Work,” which was published in England but she would be mortified that her work was being promoted by me…. So . . .  “Birthday Present” by … Continue reading

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Three for this Tuesday: Poem in Your Pocket

 Adele Kenny chose: “Why I Wake Early” by Mary Oliver Adele explains:  This poem is a mini-lesson in gratitude, in paying attention, and in reverence. It’s a poem about waking that wakes us up (emphasis on “up”). The poem’s spiritual … Continue reading

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Nin Andrews gives us the “poem in her pocket”

Nin Andrews selected: “Neruda’s Hat” by Kelli Russell Agodon On a day when weather stole every breeze, Pablo told her he kept bits of his poems tucked behind the band in his hat. He opened the windows to nothing but … Continue reading

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Welcoming Friday with Three “Poems in Your Pocket”

Martin Farawell chose… “Northern Pike” by James Wright Martin explains: The first time I read this poem, I don’t know how many years ago that was, I wanted to carry it with me.  So I’ve carried it in the pocket … Continue reading

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January Gill O’Neil’s pick for “Poem in Your Pocket”

January Gill O’Neil writes… My poem this time around will be William Carlos Williams’ poem “To Elsie.”   It’s a poem I rediscovered recently, one I’ve always loved. And seems more relevant and timely than ever in our supercharged election season. … Continue reading

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