poetry by the pie

April 21, 2017

Here’s one for the good idea file. In New Orleans, today is the 4th Annual Pizza Poetry Day.

The mission of Big Class “is to cultivate and support the voices of New Orleans’ writers ages 6-18 through creative collaborations with schools and communities.” For Pizza Poetry Day, Big Class encourages students throughout the city to submit poems, which are judged, selected and eventually printed so they can be attached to pizza boxes for the day’s deliveries. The project partners with six local pizza parlors, a number that seems to be growing each year along with enthusiasm for pizza poetry.

And that’s not all. “This year, Big Class’s Pizza Poetry Project and the New Orleans Youth Open Mic are coming together to launch The New Orleans Youth Poetry Festival (#NOYPF). NOYPF is a 3 day event taking place around New Orleans during April (National Poetry Month) with events on April 19th, 21st and 22nd, 2017.”

Good work, NOLA!

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