Poetry slams downtown walls

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While waiting for your doctor or hairstylist, look for one of the bright, neon “Poetry While You Wait” booklets to inspire you – instead of checking your watch or Twittering on your BlackBerry.
April is National Poetry Month, and Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Aaron Anstett is commemorating it with the “Poetry While You Wait” program, which features works from 40 local poets that are published in the booklets and plastered on downtown building walls.

The booklets have been distributed to waiting rooms and medical offices throughout the region, and a poem from the booklet is read at 3 p.m. each day on KRCC 91.5 FM during the month of April.

A free poetry reading is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m., April 22, at FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St. To read the poems, visit http://www.pikespeakpoetlaureate.org/poetry_while_you_wait.html.

 

Works from 40 local poets are posted around the downtown area as part of National Poetry Month during April. Photos by Rebecca Tonn

Works from 40 local poets are posted around the downtown area as part of National Poetry Month during April. Photos by Rebecca Tonn