Creating poems and origami, Kathleen Cerveny was a hit as our last Pop-Up Poet of the summer at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.
July 18, 2012 Noble Road Library with poet Shelley Chernin
Shelley Chernin used ukelele, words cut from magazines and her own collection of books of poetry to attract library patrons to the PUP booth. She sang (yes, in a library!) "Come write a poem with me..." an original song she wrote to engage people of all ages to create poetry. Some people wanted to hear her read, others wanted to sit and write. It was an afternoon of words at their best!
|Shelley singing for people to "Come write a poem with me..."|
|Shelley writing with a young man.|
|Words and music attract everyone!|
July 14, 2012 Cain Park Arts Festival with poet Cindy Washabaugh
|Cindy Washabaugh works with a young poet.|
|Three word prompt: oboe, stone, jewel|
June 23, 2012 Mac's Back's Books on Coventry with poet Dianne Borsenik
|Dianne reading from her current chapbook|
Dianne Borsenik regaled passers-by with her poems and invitations to read with her or just listen on Saturday night in front of Mac's Back's Books on Coventry Road. Current poet laureate, Cavana Faithwalker, was there to help distribute poems and give poetic support. People paused, applauded and were sometimes persuaded to share their own poetry. Thanks to Dianne for her generosity and creative, energetic spirit!
|Dianne becomes a "beat" poet.|
June 8, 2012 Pop-Up Poetry launch with poet Cavana Faithwalker
Cavana Faithwalker launches Pop-Up Poetry outside of the Heights Arts gallery on Lee Road. Cavana set up in the mini-park near the gallery which was having an opening of their show, Materiality. Many people stopped to sit awhile with Cav and co-write a personal poem which he finished and e-mailed to them afterward.
|Cavana shares a word or two with a potential poet.|
|Word-smithing on the sidewalk.|