At Planet Word, we aim to inspire and renew a love of words, language, and reading in people of all ages. In recognition of National Poetry Month this April, we have curated a selection of resources below to help you discover and celebrate the artistry of words and poetry in all its forms.
- Take your class on a virtual deep dive into the art of poetry this month with one of Planet Word’s educator-facilitated Wordshops.
- Watch PAST PROGRAM VIDEOS about the art of poetry, featuring contemporary poets, authors, and literary critics like Naomi Shihab Nye, Lisa New, Sue Ellen Thompson, and more.
- Follow Planet Word on Facebook and Instagram @PlanetWordDC for poetry and other fun word-related content.
Poem in Your Pocket Day | April 27, 2023
On April 27, Planet Word will be celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day with a day that is all about poetry! We encourage you to bring your favorite poems to the museum or find a new favorite from our Poetry Nook, Lobby Gumball Machines, or Short Story Dispenser. There will also be specialized coloring activities in our magic Library highlighting some of our favorite poems. Museum staff will be handing out poems across the street in Franklin Park, and ten lucky recipients will win prizes from our Present Perfect gift shop!
Can’t make it to the museum? Join in the celebration remotely with resources created by the Academy of American Poets, or share your favorite poem on social media with the hashtag #PocketPoem.