Random Acts of Poetry Day
“This one is my day,” said my 16-year-old daughter. She’s more into cosplay, steampunk, and photography than she is into poetry, which is fine by me, even if I do have it in mind to win the world’s heart with the power and beauty of verse.
As part of my role on the team at Tweetspeak Poetry, I spend a good deal of time considering how to reach this lofty goal—poetry to the world—or, as we’ve come to put it, Poetry for Life.
To that end, we sponsor four public days per year, from the serious to the mischievous: Poetry at Work Day, Poem on Your Pillow Day, Take Your Poet to Work Day, and Random Acts of Poetry Day.
As part of the fun, we offer free downloadable materials for libraries, teachers, hotels, workplaces, and anyone at all who might, like my daughter, suddenly see that poetry can appeal to a variety of people—some of whom will never love a sonnet or unlock the secrets of a ghazal.~ read more ~