Recent projects: Bringing Poetry to Public Spaces

Youth poetry from my students included on a city mural in Hartford, painted by artist Cory Pane and Andre Rochester, created by CT Murals/RiseUp, sponsored by The Roberts Foundation. Each student received a gift card made possible from a grant to Poetry on the Streets from The Barr Foundation through National Arts Strategies for use of their words on the mural. Empty Storefront activation, exhibiting people's poems written about human emotions and their photographs, along with interactive activities to write poems for passersby. Little poetry exchange mailbox to leave or take a poem. Storefront  "Poet-Tree" activity inviting people to write poems on postcards about wishes, hopes, dreams for future. Pubic banner mural created from people's poems written in response to MLK's principals of nonviolence. Free community workshops in poetry, creative writing, story exchanges at the public library. Read recent newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/0de433b54d65/a-glance-back-and-a-look-ahead

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