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Greensboro’s Visual Poetry Project

Between now and November, in downtown Greensboro, poetry lovers can take a self-guided walking tour and see eleven different sculptures that have been created in response to poems.

Sponsored by the Writers’ Group of the Triad, The Visual Poetry Project paired eleven poets with eleven different artists in the ekphrastic tradition:

Sculptures are generally located on Elm street between the main library and ArtMongerz gallery (across from the Mellow Mushroom). For example, if you see a fountain in Scuppernong bookstore then you should look for the poem on the side. All sculptures should have a journal to allow you to leave comments.

For a complete list of sculpture/poem locations, click here.

Poets include North Carolina Writers’ Network members Michael Gaspeny and Walt Pilcher. To see a sampling of the sculptures and poems, click here.

On Friday, September 2, starting at 6:30 pm, there will be an organized walking event starting at the Greensboro Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Contributing poets will be on-hand to talk about their individual poems.

For more information, contact Cathie Holcombe at or visit the event’s Facebook page.