This year, for the first time since its inception, I’ll be spending Poetry at Work Day in a populated workplace (as opposed to by myself in my home office). Here in Texas, the claim adjusters in my office (who continue working long hours and longer weeks stretching toward the finish line of the Hurricane Harvey catastrophe) are perfect candidates to test out the validity of our Poetry at Work theme: more poetry, less stress.
At my workplace, I’ll be giving away a few copies of Glynn Young’s foundational book, Poetry at Work, passing out poems in the lunch room, and finding some key locations to hang our gorgeous new poster featuring a line from Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, author of poemcrazy.
You can download this year’s poster for free, and hang it your workplace, and encourage your colleagues and customers to celebrate the day (and experience less stress). The event takes place on the the second Tuesday in January, so for 2018, that’s January 9. For other great ideas for your workplace, check out our free Poetry at Work Day idea ebook, get a free excerpt of Poetry at Work, or browse 10 great poems about work.
And what about you? How do you plan to celebrate poetry in the workplace?
Free 2018 Poetry at Work Day Poster
Poster photo by Sonia Joie, used with permission.
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