14th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day
Thursday, April 21, 2016
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
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The Reading Room invites student poets and poetry lovers to New York City's 14th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day. This day-long celebration of poetry kicks off the Reading Room's 2016 Word for Word series and is free and open to the public.
Students from NYC's elementary, intermediate, and high schools will have the opportunity to read their latest poems during the open mic forum. If you are 18 or under, and a student at an NYC school, you may register for our Poem In Your Pocket Open Mic.
Emcee: Daniel Kitrosser
NYC Youth Poet Laureate: Nkosi Nkulueko
DJ: Flip Bundlez
Musical performance: Ish, 2012 Youth Poet Laureate
Produced in cooperation with the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department of Education, NYC Votes, UrbanWordNYC, and the Office of the Mayor.