Poem in Your Pocket Day 2018 @ Emily Dickinson Museum
Apr 26 all-day

Join The Emily Dickinson Museum and The Academy of American Poets in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day! Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day  and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

On April 26, The Emily Dickinson Museum will grant free admission all day to any visitors who can recite a Dickinson poem from memory. Bring a budding poet for free activities. Make a “Poem Catcher” craft, decorate a miniature pot and plant seeds from Emily Dickinson’s own garden, or take a Story Walk through the Dickinson landscape.

This event is free and open to the public, no reservations required. 

Common Threads Poetry Discussion for National Poetry Month @ Emily Dickinson Museum
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Poetry is alive in Massachusetts this spring in this friendly discussion group at the Emily Dickinson Museum! Facilitated by local poet Adam Grabowski in the home of Amherst’s favorite poet, this discussion will revolve around eight poems by Massachusetts poets featured in Common Threads 2018. Common Threads, an annual publication produced by MassPoetry, includes a guide to reading and discussing these poems and inspires hundreds of programs around the state. This year’s collection focuses on the shared ideas of connection and disconnection.

Poetry newcomers and enthusiasts alike are welcome to this program. Tea and cookies will be served. The participation fee is $5 per person. Space is limited, please reserve a space by calling 413-542-2034.

About Adam Grabowski: Adam’s poetry can be found in Wilderness House, voicemail poems, and The Naugatuck River Review. His chapbook Riding the Margin was published by Destructible Heart Press. A resident of Holyoke, MA, Adam can be found most Tuesday evenings at the World War II Club as one of the collective voices of Northampton Poetry Open Mic.