Thursday, November 21, 2013

In which I spread the love (and not in a creepy way)

I have been hyper focused on NaNoWriMo this month, but Rachael (from the Wilde Workshop) and I decided to make a quick trip around downtown tonight. Our mission? Deliver poetry to the masses.

If you want to pick up selected poems from a record of night, and happen to be visiting downtown Columbia, Missouri, please visit Lakota, Kaldi's, or Peace Nook. I left them in the free areas. At Lakota and Kaldi's, they are tacked to the bulletin board. TAKE THEM THEY ARE FREEEEEEEEEE.

This is what it looks like!

This is what's inside!

Look, ma! I can fold things!

Rachael and I getting ready to hit the rainy streets.

Without further ado, I must leave you to go write things for my novel.

Edit: if you've found my blog due to the excerpts left around town, WELCOME! Please look around and enjoy yourself. I welcome any comments or hello's!



  1. Your project has me thinking. A friend of mine in grad school talked about how to make poetry more accessible to the public. She uses various recycled objects and fuses the words into the object and displays at a local art gallery with other local artists. The recently got permision to hang banners of poetry on a few building downtown. I like your idea. Makes me think of a logo...Folded Press...or something. I keep thinking it would be cool to have a poetry dispenser around town. I also like the idea of fusing art (drawings and photography) onto the paper with the poem. I'd be interested in exploring this more with you. This IS something I would be engaged with.

    1. I love those ideas! Right on, for your friend!

      We are always trying to make art more accessible- especially poetry. How do we get folks to read and engage with poetry?

      I saw a project by a poet in NYC where she wrote many poems, rolled them into tiny scrolls, and dispensed them around her neighborhood. I thought it was wicked cool.

      Mel and I have also talked about making a Poet Tree (Poetry) in our front yard. Basically, the idea is to get a giant piece of wood, strip the bark and sand it, then paint it with magnetic paint and secure it in our yard. Then we want to make (or buy) tons of magnetic words so that neighbors and passer-bys can make poetry on it.