This blog will be a place to post poetry written by people living with Alzheimer's disease. We will focus on poetry that is created as part of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. We will post information and news about dementia. We hope this blog is of use to the family members who have a loved one with dementia.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Poem in Your Pocket Day

The Alzheimer's Poetry Project is proud to be asked to participate in the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs' Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 14th. We will perform and create poems about the life in New York with the people at Park Slope Geriatric and CV Star adult day care programs.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

We will be posting more information about the events soon. You may see videos of people living with dementia responding to poetry on the

APP YouTube Channel

10am, Poetry Session
Park Slope Geriatric
199 14th Street NY 11215

1pm, Poetry Session
CV Star Adult Day Care
445 E. 85th Street, New York

Contact Gary at for more information.

Info from the DCA
In honor of April as National Poetry Month, the City of New York sponsors the annual Poem in Your Pocket day. During the month and on PIYP day, schools and cultural organizations across the five boroughs host poetry readings and writing workshops focusing on poetry.

The Office of the Mayor, in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education, initiated the annual citywide Poem in Your Pocket day (PIYP) celebration in 2002. The goals of PIYP day are to showcase the talented faculty and student poets in higher education and the K-12 system, and encourage New Yorkers to embrace literacy and poetry.

In 2009, the Academy of American Poets took Poem in Your Pocket day national, allowing individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard. The Academy also published Poem In Your Pocket, a book that enables you to select a poem you love, tear it out, and then carry it with you all day to read, be inspired by, and share with coworkers, family, and friends.

1 comment:

  1. I love the picture and the poam about Brooklin. I so want to go to NY . Maybe someday.