sidewalk poetry in st. paul
the city of st. paul is pouring everyday poems into city sidewalks:
Saint Paul’s Department of Public Works and Public Art Saint Paul bring you our innovative sidewalk poetry program for a second year. We invite residents to enter our contest to have their poems permanently installed in city sidewalks. We are looking for short poems that provide a delightful moment of outdoor reading. Poems may be inspiring, funny, meaningful, cynical, mundane…anything appropriate for the general public. There’s a poet in each of us, and we encourage you to enter. Up to 5 poets will receive a $150 prize and citywide honor! Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2009.
i was all set to submit a few inspiring, funny, meaningful, cynical, and mundane lines when i noticed that only current st. paul residents are eligible. that's as it should be, i guess, and i still love the program.
here's a 2008 sidewalk poem from carlee tressel -- perfect for your next romantic stroll past the corner of macalester and juliet:
He kissed the girl
in the ballerina skirt.
It was a long one –
like the kiss –
drenching her sneakers