poetry in public

December 8, 2014

The Public Poetry Project

(Please pardon the profuse plosives of this posting.) Since 1999, Penn State’s Public Poetry Project has made poetry more available in the daily lives of Pennsylvanians by placing poems in public places. Each year, a committee of poets selects poems by poets with some connection to Pennsylvania. The chosen works are printed as posters and distributed to schools, libraries and businesses throughout the state and the poets are invited to share their words at a public reading. This seems like such a good idea.

Learn more about the Public Poetry Project and view a larger version of the poster featuring Stephen Berg’s poem, “What I Wanted to Say.”


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