A collective of our friends in Winston-Salem have announced a new initiative: Poetry in Plain Sight. From the press release:
Poetry in Plain Sight is an innovative program created to bring poetry to a wider audience and to increase readership of North Carolina poets. Each month through 2013, four different poems will be displayed on posters in participating storefront windows along Trade and Fourth streets.
The community-based literary project is a collaboration among Winston-Salem Writers, Press 53, Delta Arts Center, Barnhill’s Books~Wine~Art~Gifts, and Competitive Edge, Inc. The project also is supported by the Downtown Arts District Association of Winston-Salem.
The project extends the Word Up! Program that the late Rodney Holman created for Winston-Salem Transit Authority buses. Holman, a member of the board of directors for the Governorâ€™s School Foundation and for Winston-Salem Writers, was instrumental in arts and education organizations throughout North Carolina.
Poets who are interested in submitting work for later displays may submit one poem per month for consideration; submission requirements are available at www.wswriters.org/poetry-in-plain-sightÂ or call -336-473-8777. Business owners who wish to post poems inside their buildings should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.