Your coworkers want you to do this.
Oh, sure. They may not have the words to express the desire, so they deflect by saying poetry is corny. They may not know many poems so they hide sheepishly behind verses that start with Roses are red or something not very clever about Nantucket. They may not even know they are wishing for it, so they might be saying nothing at all.
But they want it.
They are waiting for you to lead the celebration of Poetry at Work Day in your workplace. Your boss is secretly hoping like Sidney Harman that their managers start hiring poets. The administrative assistance is already tapping out the iambic pentameter of the PowerPoint as he takes notes at the latest marketing presentation. And your cubicle buddy is noticing the rhythmic pattern of the cafeteria line while she nibbles on her French fries on your lunch break.
They just need a way to bring it all together. And you can help.
Point your coworkers to the 2018 Poetry at Work Day Infographic, with all the details they need to recognize poetry in the workplace and give over the day to its celebration. They’ll soon discover the magic of more poetry, less stress.
They’ll thank you come performance review time. Or any time.
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.
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