hooray for rain!

October 10, 2021

About five years ago, we did a post about a Mass Poetry project in Boston that used a Seattle-based product, Rainworks, which makes words or images appear on the sidewalk when it rains. Since then, rain-inspired sidewalk poetry has appeared in many places, including Oklahoma City and Adelaide, AU, Newcastle and Vancouver, WA, as well as Worcester and Methuen, Massachusetts. Ed Madden, Poet Laureate of Columbia, South Carolina, used the product to display the words of local poets around the University.

Now that it’s officially rainy season, you may be inclined to add some poetry to your sidewalk, too. The good news is that Rainworks is now water-based and non-toxic (“You still shouldn’t drink it though,” the website warns, and “Rainworks Invisible Spray will not make you invisible.”). Get your poetry on the Rainworks map and let it rain!

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