Alexandria’s Poet Laureate Hosting National Poem in Your Pocket Day April 27

Reading will take place at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St.

Alexandria's poet laureate Zeina Azzam stands on the back terrace of Carlyle House with her hand to her chest
Alexandria’s Poet Laureate Zeina Azzam. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold)

This report has been updated.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – April is National Poetry Month. Alexandria is celebrating in different ways all month long. On April 27, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) will welcome the public at the Athenaeum (201 Prince St.) for National Poem in Your Pocket Day. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

Winners of the DASHing Words in Motion poetry contest, sponsored by the the Alexandria Transit Company, will read their winning poems. Each can be seen on busses and trolleys around town through the rest of this month and May.

Alexandria Poet Laureate Zeina Azzam is hosting the event.

Space is limited, so RSVP to [email protected] if you would like to attend. Also send a note to the address if you want to be added to the reader list. Masks are required.

This National Poem in your Pocket Day celebration is a collaborative effort of the NVFAA and the city’s Office of the Arts.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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