Very soon, crayons, Popsicle sticks and poets will come together to celebrate the best day of the year in workplaces around the world.
Take Your Poet to Work Day is the third Wednesday in July each year. That means for 2017, we’ll celebrate on Wednesday, July 19. For the past few years, we’ve marveled at all the ways poets can help you out at work, from counting money in the cash register drawer to serving up espresso in the coffee shop. We’ve even seen a few poets in the board room, on the construction site, and, yes, on the beach. (Because poets take vacations too.)
We’re excited to release our free Take Your Poet to Work Day Coloring Book, updated with our fresh new crop of 2016 poets, including William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Seamus Heaney, and Emily Brontë, Judith Wright, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
So get out your scissors and glue, and join us for a day of fun and celebration with poets in the workplace. And be sure to tweet us photos of your poets at work to @tspoetry on Twitter, with the hashtag #poettowork, and maybe we’ll feature you.
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2019 Take Your Poet to Work Day Poets
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Bethany R. says
Tweetspeak Poetry, you’ve done it again—put a smile on my face even before my first cup of coffee has kicked in. Thank you!
Will Willingham says
Happy to hear it, Bethany. 🙂 Who are you taking this year?
Hard to choose. I was thinking Seamus or Elizabeth perhaps. How about you?
Megan Willome says
“It’s always celebrated the third Wednesday in July.” Just like Labor Day is the first Monday of September, or Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday in November.