Every April the Academy of American Poets promotes Poem in Your Pocket Day, which is pretty much what it sounds like: “People celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on Twitter using the hashtag #pocketpoem” (Poem in Your Pocket Day 2016). The librarians at McKillop Library at Salve Regina University have a special fondness for poetry, and use National Poem in Your Pocket Day to connect with students, faculty, and staff. Beth Blycker Koll, Evening Circulation Supervisor created this poster to promote the day and their event. Here’s Beth discussing her design:
Every year we distribute “Poems in your Pocket” to students, staff, faculty, and even tourists just passing through. Attached is the poster I made in Adobe InDesign to promote the distribution of poems by a dozen different poets throughout the last few centuries. Because it never hurts to have a poem in your pocket!
You can find Beth’s original InDesign file and a PDF version of this poster in the Librarian Design Share Google Drive.