July 2016

The City of Boston partners with MassPoetry

During the month of May, in honor of National Poetry Month, the City of Boston collaborated with MassPoetry to bring Raining Poetry to the streets.  By utilising biodegradable water-repellent spray and stencils made by local artists, the city's Mural Crew set out to place poems throughout Boston. The spray vanishes once dry, so the poems were invisible until it rained. Once wet, the area around the poems darkened, and Bostonians were treated to short poems as they walk around the city. Boston's Poet Laureate, Danielle Georges, selected four poems for the initial art installation, including three by Massachusetts poets. With Raining Poetry, the City of Boston and MassPoetry hoped to bring more poetry into the everyday lives of citizens. They are hoping to expand the project to other neighbourhoods throughout Boston, and feature poetry in multiple languages.

For further information see: http://www.masspoetry.org/rainingpoetry/

For the full overview of the whole month, see July's newsletter: http://eepurl.com/b8xSaL