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Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 24

The biggest outdoor poetry event of the season features emcee Daniel Kitrosser, NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ramya Ramana, a musical performance by The Peace Poets, and readings by student poets.

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Spring is here, and that means that Poem in Your Pocket Day is fast approaching. The traditional kickoff to the Word for Word season comes to the Bryant Park Reading Room next week for three hours of poetry and music.

The jam-packed program, emceed by our old friend Daniel Kitrosser, includes an appearance by NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ramya Ramana, musical performances by The Peace Poets and HumUni, and an open mic where outstanding student poets representing NYC public schools that take pride in their writing programs take to the stage to read their own work. Providing background music throughout the event is DJ Flip Bundles.

Poem in Your Pocket Day is on Thursday, April 24, at the Bryant Park Reading Room and runs from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome and of course it’s free. We salute our Poem in Your Pocket partners NY Votes, UrbanWordNYC, and the Office of the Mayor. We also thank our longtime sponsor HSBC Bank for making the Bryant Park Reading Room possible.

This is just the first of an impressive series of Word for Word events planned for spring, summer, and fall.

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