Publishing in Stone!

ImageEdmands Park; Newton, MA

Exciting announcement: my poem “Learning My Name”, which is included in my upcoming collection Church of Needles has been selected as one of 12 poems for the Poetry in the Park installation in Newton, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston). The plan is to permanently affix, by photo transfer, each poem onto a stone pillar dating back to the 1930s WPA project. The pillars surround a marshy area of Edmands Park and are intended to meld nature poetry with the landscape that inspired it.  The poetry installation will blend nicely with its surroundings, offering joggers and hikers a few sparse lines to ponder as they enjoy the park’s trails. Currently the right stone for my poem is being chosen. The project is slated to be unveiled this spring. I’ll post an update when the date and time are set. A big thank you to the judges and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs in Newton for offering me this unique opportunity to publish in stone.

8 thoughts on “Publishing in Stone!

  1. Hello, Sarah! I live in Newton, MA, and walked by your poem just today. So very lovely. I also saw you at Squam 2014. 🙂

  2. I won’t be at Squam in June this year, but will be there in September. I would have loved to take your class. Will you be there in September? Sarah, do you want me to send a photo? I took one. 🙂

    • I won’t be there in Sept, but maybe I can get Elizabeth to let me teach again:)
      Yes, I’d love a photo. I’m going to send you a message on Etsy with my email right now!

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