ABRAMS has really gotten in the spirit of National Poetry Month this year, including inspiring a mysterious poetry bomber to take over the office and poetry bombing independent bookstore ourselves! Yesterday, which was Poem in Your Pocket Day, the children and young adult marketing and publicity department woke up at the crack of dawn to wait outside The Today Show in the name of poetry. We were armed with our “Poem in Your Pocket” sign, as well as many copies of Poem in Your Pocket. The department was on TV three times (we’re famous!)—one of which was behind Al Roker while he did the weather! After The Today Show, we headed to Union Square where we passed out single poems to unknowing commuters. Our hope is that these lucky New Yorkers read and enjoyed the poems, and went on to share them with friends and colleagues throughout the day.
This lovely month of poetry will culminate on Monday with a “Vino & Verse” event led by ABRAMS President and CEO, Michael Jacobs. The winner of the second annual in-house ABRAMS haiku contest will also be announced that day—throughout April employees submitted their original works to a poetry editor for judging .
How did you celebrate Poem in Your Pocket day? Leave us a comment below.
With thoughts of verse,
Morgan Dubin is a publicity and marketing assistant for ABRAMS.