We were blessed with this super cool write up from NYT reporterDusica Sue Malesivic this past April for National Poetry Month:
There is no velvet rope to traverse, no waiting in line and no entrance fee. Instead, the poets take their works to New Yorkers: on trains and ferries, in stores, on the street, and in parks and laundromats.
The poets call themselves, appropriately enough, Poets in Unexpected Places.
For almost three years, the five core members — the founders Samantha Thornhill, Jon Sands and Adam Falkner, along with Syreeta McFadden and Elana Bell — have used their ties to a thriving poetry slam community to encourage other wordsmiths to deliver their works in public.
And it got ridiculous more generous with this awesome video by videographer and journalist, Mayeta Clark!
And then, we were just pinching ourselves when we copped a copy of the print edition to see these spreads!
We were so delighted! And loved to have Dusica & Mayeta join us on our journey.
Have you seen us around? Tell us! You can share your story here.