Each April, the PSA collaborates with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs to present Poem In Your Pocket Day, a city-wide program which encourages individuals to carry a poem with them throughout the day, to attend a poetry reading, or read a poem aloud themselves.


The Envelope Project: A Poetry Exercise

The PSA facilitates The Envelope Project. The Envelope Project was created by John Waldman, a published poet and elementary school teacher for 23 years in California and Illinois. With a particular interest in social studies and the language arts, Waldman developed this project to integrate poetry writing, reading, and spoken word in an interactive activity.


Watch John Waldman in action at the Emily Dickinson school in Manhattan, as reported by NY1.