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Carry a #PocketPoem Zine With You (Carry it in your heart)

April 18, 2023

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27 with 826 National’s one-page #PocketPoem zine! 

In partnership with the Academy of American Poets, this one-page #PocketPoem zine features the student poem “Run Away Snakes” by Ella L., Age 11,  from our upcoming poetry anthology with Ada Limón, The Beast: A Collection of Poems by Young Writers. 

This bite-sized zine can slither into any pocket or bag and be sure to leave a lasting impression on aesthetes of all ages! 

Making your own one-page #PocketPoem zine is simple!

You will need:

Learn how to fold your #PocketPoem zine below:


Want to write your own #PocketPoem zine?

Create your original one-page #PocketPoem zine with our blank template!

The instructions are exactly the same, but the poem is uniquely yours! After you write your poem, you can keep it in your pocket and share it with a friend. The best part is, you can easily print, fold, and write as many #PocketPoem zines as you have pockets!

Download our one-page #PocketPoem template here!

Show off your one-page #PocketPoem zine with us by posting it online and tagging us at @826National on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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