Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets
- Publication Date: March 1, 2011
- Imprint: Amulet Books
- Trim Size: 5 x 7
- ISBN: 978-0-8109-9142-2
- Page Count: 232
- Illustrations: 100 tear-out pages
- Rights: North American English
The perforated pages in Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets enable readers to select a poem they love, tear it out neatly from the book, and carry it with them all day 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 Dickinson 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 edition of Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets (978-0-8109-9882-7) with permanently affixed pages, great for libraries and clasrooms.
There's also a version for adults available titled Poem in Your Pocket: 200 Poems to Read and Carry.
Praise for Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets
“Navasky chooses a diverse range of works, and the format encourages integrating poetry into everyday life.” –Publishers Weekly
About the authors
Bruno Navasky worked at the Academy of American Poets and has taught in both elementary and middle schools 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.