Waiting Room Poetry

With a year completed into her two-year term as poet laureate of Taos, Sawnie Morris has an update to share about her “Poetry in Waiting” project. She reimagined this public poetry project as a riff off the successful New York City subway program Poetry in Motion, conceived in 1992. Thanks to Morris’s efforts, poetry now graces the walls of 20 public waiting rooms around Taos.
The patience of waiting is a lost art and is often at odds with today’s plugged-in society. “Waiting is what happens when you are open, receptive. Poetry doesn’t interrupt, it watches for that moment — and slips in,” Morris said.

Courtesy Sawnie Morris
A poem from the “Poetry in Waiting” project can be seen in the radiology waiting room at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos.

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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