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In 2018, Poetry on the Streets received a grant from The Pollination Project awarded to social leaders across the globe in support of social change. Thank you to The Pollination Project.  POTS is honored to keep such good company. 

This grant money will be used to fund a gallery show in 2019 of the painted poems and photographs of the people. (Keep checking for updates on the show!)


Thanks for naming Poetry the Streets as one of "14 community organizers who create equity in the face of inequity". I am proud to be listed among such people!!!


Poetry on the Streets locations include: Pratt Street; Bushnell Park by food trucks; State House Square area; Outside the Hartford Public Library; On various street corners and bus stops around downtown Hartford; and sometimes as a guest visitor to college campuses and festivals

*(Follow us on Instagram and FB to see updated locations!)

If you see the little blue typewriter, come by and WRITE A POEM! Everyone is welcome. Everyone has a poem in them. Express. Create. Connect. It is human. And it feels great. Hope to see you! xo, M + POTS


Melanie Pappadis Faranello is a fiction writer and teaching artist living in CT. She is from Chicago.

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