I’m thinking this is the perfect time for installation, ephemeral, guerilla poems. But I have yet to figure out a project. Any ideas?
More important–if you are interested in doing something–hiding a poem on a trail, being part of a linked poem, etc. do drop me a note at email@example.com
This isn’t virtual, although we’ll document and share.
For fun, check out this spontaneous performance by Roberto Gallegos and Lucy Moore:
Bill Waters of Poetry in Public Places has this to say– Isolation, to a greater or lesser extent, has suddenly become the new normal, and open spaces — parks, trails, paths, sidewalks — are surging in popularity as places where people can get out of the house for a while to stretch their legs, alone or with a friend or two.
At this time of uncertainty and worry, poetry in public places can be more than something to enrich the hustle-bustle of everyday life. It can serve as a point of connection to something bigger than even a pandemic: the universal human experience, of which illness is only one part.
Those of us who bring poetry into public spaces, let’s keep reaching out to our communities with poems that intrigue, console, entertain, and, if appropriate, even provoke. Let’s keep feeding the hungry human spirit.
Namaste, everybody! 🙏🏻