Saturday, May 21, 2011

Poetry underfoot

Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk is the brainchild of Marcus Young whose ambition is to have every single person in Saint Paul, Minnesota, submit a poem to this poetry as public art project (Star Tribune May 18, 2011). So far this year 362 people have sent 584 poems, with five selected for stamping in wet cement all over the city. The goal is to pave the streets with poetry and slowly turn the city into a book!

Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk began in 2008 and attracted an unexpected 2000 poems. Find out more about this project which ‘re-imagines Saint Paul’s existing sidewalk maintenance program to imprint poetry as the City goes about its normal business of replacing broken sidewalks’ at the St Paul's public art website.

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