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Stop by Fulton Elementary School, 225 West Orange Street, to visit the newest completed site of Poetry Paths! The site was completed in November 2013 and features five stainless steel spheres with Corian caps on which poems are printed. Congratulations to writers … Continue reading
Poet Mary Szybist wins the National Book Award in Poetry for her collection of poems, Incarnadine. Mary’s poem, “All Times and All Tenses Alive In this Moment” appears in the book. You can find this poem here, and at the Poetry Paths site at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.
Chris Dawson Architect receives a Citation award for the Excellence in Design Competition from the American Institute of Architecture for his project, “Eastern Market Bench.” You can find the bench at the Poetry Paths site at Eastern Market.
Tim Seibles is named a National Book Award Finalist for his book of poetry, “Fast Animal.” You can find his poem, “Free” below or visit the Poetry Paths site at Fulton Elementary.
Go Welsh receives a number of awards for their art installation at the Fulton Theatre.
Visit the grounds of the newly renovated Fulton Elementary School, 225 West Orange Street to see the latest Poetry Paths artwork, by artists Sara Pevaroff Schuh and Erin Gleason. Below, Terry and Marianne of Irvin Services, the fabricators of the piece, have been on site preparing the stainless steel spheres and adding the Corian caps on which the poems are printed. We are especially proud of this installment because it represents the thoughtful engagement of so many people in Lancaster, from the board of the Shreiner Concord Cemetery, who chose the poems and worked closely with the artists to develop the design, to the Board of the School District of Lancaster who welcomed the piece at Fulton. Congratulations to the artists and to writers Tim Seibles, Charles Bernstein, Alexandra Hill, and Toria Benitez. Alexandra and Toria were students in the school district when they wrote their poems, which celebrate the life and legacy of abolitionist and Lancastrian Thaddeus Stevens.
Students from Washington Elementary and Reynolds Middle School have been exploring the outdoors as inspiration for poetry. Washington Elementary visited the Conestoga Greenway and Reynolds Middle School (pictured here) visited the Millport Conservancy. Ross and Fulton Elementary schools are also participating. Keep a look out for updates!
Poetry Paths, our innovative poetry and public art project, has reached critical mass with pieces now installed at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Tabor Community Services, Lancaster Public Library, Bright Side Opportunities Center, Spanish American Civic Association’s El Centro Hispano, Clipper Magazine Stadium, and Fulton Theatre.
In celebration of our progress, we invite you and your families and friends to a free, public celebration of Poetry Paths.
fun music, free food, and free pencils!
From 3:00-5:00 pm, come to the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, for your Poetry Paths Map and Kids Poetry Paths Kit, and then walk or drive to each of our completed sites, where volunteers will stamp your map and give you an insider’s tour of the artwork.
From 6:00-8:00 pm at the Ware Center, please join us and the many people who have helped create the Paths for a free, public celebration featuring music by Vinegar Creek Constituency; food by Prince Street Café, Carmen & David’s Ice Cream, and Wendy Jo’s Homemade; mixing and mingling with our artists and writers, and the announcement of the winners of our Make Your Own Poetry Paths Art Project Contest, co-sponsored by Creative Works of Lancaster. Mayor Rick Gray and President Porterfield will speak.
Artist Derek Parker has completed the installation of his sculpture that features a poem by Le Hinton. For more details click here for the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era article.
Allison Weber and muralist Jared Bader at SACA
Monday’s Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era highlights our latest installation at SACA. Congratulations to artist Jared Bader and poet Persio Asencio. For the full article, click here.
Wednesday, May 23
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Schnader Theater at the Roschel Performing Arts Center
Franklin & Marshall College (College Ave. between New and Frederick Streets.)
From October 2011 through April 2012, students from Lancaster’s public elementary schools have been studying and writing poetry inspired by our city.
Help us celebrate their art and our shared world this Wednesday, May 23.
- Original poetry and art by students from Ross, Wickersham, Fulton, Price and Martin Elementary Schools
- Words from our Poet in the Schools, Barbara Strasko
- Musical entertainment
- Light refreshments
The Schnader Theater is located in the Roschel Performing Arts Center at Franklin & Marshall College, on College Avenue between New and Frederick Streets.