Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets gives readers one hundred poems to read, be inspired by, and share with family and friends.
Published in association with the Academy of American Poets, this book is presented in an innovative format and includes one hundred poems cleverly organized by theme (food, feelings, play, animals, and more). The collection contains classic children's poems by Emily Dickenson and many others, as well as poems by today's most popular poets, from poet laureate Kay Ryan to Naomi Shihab Nye. Foster the love of poetry during National Poetry Month, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, or in the classroom any day of the school year.
Look for the Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets edition with perforated pages (978-0-8109-9142-2) so kids can rip out and carry the poems with them or share them with friends.
There's also a version with perforated pages available for adults titled Poem in Your Pocket: 200 Poems to Read and Carry
Bruno Navasky worked at the Academy of American Poets and has taught in both elementary and middle school for more than twelve years. He has personally used many of these poems in his poetry workshops. He lives in New York City. The Academy of American Poets is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support American poets at all stages of their careers.