Random Acts of Poetry Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday in October. In 2023, that’s October 4.
How to Celebrate:
Random Acts of Poetry Day is about painting poetry in the public square, either literally or figuratively. Chalk your poem onto the sidewalk (or a blackboard), leave one on a subway seat, pin one onto your local grocery store board. Need inspiration for a random act? Download our little book of 10 ideas (below), pick one at random, and take poetry action.
Want to share your random acts of poetry with us? Use the hashtag #raopoetryday on Twitter and Instagram.
Join Us for More Public Days for Poetry
Poetry at Work Day • 2nd Tuesday in January
Take Your Poet to School Week (and Poet in a Cupcake Day) • 1st week in April
Poem on Your Pillow Day • 1st Tuesday in May
Take Your Poet to Work Day • 3rd Wednesday in July
Need Poems? Try Some of These
Top 10 Science Poems
Top 10 Shakespeare Sonnets
Coloring Page Poems (illustrated classics, ready to color and share)
Top 10 Rose Poems
Top 10 Chicken Poems
Top 10 Fairy Tale Poems
Top 10 Funny Poems
10 of the Best Haiku (scroll down when you get there)
Top 10 Question Poems
For more poems on an array of themes from Dreams to Spices, from Coffee to Chocolate, and even Zombies and Vampires, check out our Poets and Poems page.
Free Random Acts Book of 10 Ideas
Free 8.5 x 11 Printable Poster