Poetry Please - community poems

Updated: Aug 17 16
 Created: Aug 02 16

These poems were written by our community poets, working with over a hundred community members at 10 local events between November and August 2014–2015.

Thanks to all who have supported this new community poetry adventure!

Poems in Combermere, Barry's Bay & Wilno

Updated: Aug 16 16
 Created: Aug 12 16

Click on a marker to see the poem installed there

Poems in Golden Lake & Eganville

Updated: Aug 16 16
 Created: Aug 12 16

Click on a marker to see the poem installed there

How the Poems Were Made

Updated: Aug 17 16
 Created: Aug 17 16

We set up a table with a portable typewriter, our Poetry Please banner, and a menu of poem titles that people could choose from. Passersby were invited to choose a poem title or make their own and contribute ideas, themes, words to the making of a poem.

Some participants wrote a whole poem that we transcribed. Some gave us words/ideas to use and some simply asked us to write a poem for them.

Updated: Aug 17 16
 Created: Aug 17 16

Editor Andy Trull with Marta Lewandowski and Marcia McDonald

Project Curator Anya Gansterer

Publisher Barry’s Bay Railway Station c/o Township of Madawaska Valley

Designer Beth Kennedy

Printer Bayberry Lane Designs

Cover Illustration Danielle Paul

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