Bringing Poetry to Public Spaces! 

Murals, exhibits, workshops, more...

Summer poetry camp for teens writing poetry based on MLK Principles of Nonviolence. We chose favorite excerpts and handed them off to mural artist  Hartford.Art with CT Murals for a collaborative mural painted at Hartford's Parkville Market. 

"Kindness changes everything. Without love there cannot be peace" age 12

"Justice is light green leaves rebirthing in spring" age 13

"You could be the face that changes everything. You could be the map someone needs" age 13

"Sueno un mundo, forever holding peace. I dream a world, where our voices matter, even in our sleep" age 14

"The Beloved Community is the Framework for the Future"- MLK Principles of Nonviolence

"Community is being able to grow in a garden of roses as a daisy because the soil nurtures every flower" age 13

Youth poetry included on a mural in Hartford by artist Cory Pane and Andre Rochester with CT Murals/RiseUp, sponsored by The Roberts Foundation.  

“Kindness is a pearl in each person’s hand” age 8 

“Joy means its bright when you love” age 8

Empty Storefront activation: exhibiting poems written by passersby about human emotions alongside their photographs in effort to revitalize Allyn Street

Empty storefront exhibit of poems written by passersby alongside photograph. Each window arranged by human emotion

Little poetry exchange mailbox. Take a poem, leave a poem

"Poet-Tree":  inviting passersby to write poems on postcards about wishes, hopes, dreams for future and hang on tree branches. 

Giant banner mural created from poems written by people of all ages in response to MLK's principals of nonviolence. 

"I hope the world is safe" age 6 :      Poet-tree

Poetry Banner hanging in Library

Free community workshops in poetry, creative writing, story exchanges and community interactive events


Gallery exhibit of hundreds of passersby poetry written about human emotions alongside photographs on the street

Exhibit based on "What does Home mean?" including interactive element

poetry workshops in the park

See more at Poetry on the Streets' Instagram 

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