Elena Banfield and Jane Byers coordinated the first annual Poetry Lives Here exhibition.

Poetry added to ArtWalk route

Look for poetry on sidewalks, poles and storefronts in and around the ArtWalk venues starting Friday, July 5.

This year’s ArtWalk transforms Nelson’s streets into a poetic landscape.

Inspired by other urban centres where poetry is on buses, sidewalks, hydro poles and subways, the ArtWalk route has become a vehicle for poetry as public art. This first annual Poetry Lives Here exhibition has been coordinated by Elena Banfield and Jane Byers.

Look for poetry on sidewalks, poles and storefronts in and around the ArtWalk venues starting Friday, July 5.

A handful of poets will also be performing at various locations at the opening of ArtWalk tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Look for them in top hats and bowlers!

Selected from over 50 entries by a jury of poets and poetry lovers, these 20 poems reflect the diverse voices of Nelson’s vibrant and eclectic community of writers.

Just Posted

Nelson research firm wins large international contract

D-Pace will develop and test an ion source system in collaboration with a Japanese company

LVR receives award for inter-generational project

The project was a series of discussions between seniors and high school students

Two Green Party members vying for Kootenay-Columbia nomination

Members will choose between Kerri Wall of Fernie and Abra Brynne of Nelson

American travel writers gush about Nelson

Recent pieces in the Washington Post and Spokesman-Review focus on Nelson

RDCK asks province for more powers to regulate private land logging

‘If the province won’t step up, we will have to’

VIDEO: Rosemont Elementary cuts ribbon on new outdoor classroom

The project includes a tribute to a former student

Every situation is different, jurors hear at coroners inquest into Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Pediatrician says involuntary treatment necessary following overdose, opioid use

Fraser Institute releases latest B.C. high school rankings

Fastest improving schools are in cities including Agassiz, Kitimat and 100 Mile House

RCMP across Canada to soon unionize, according to B.C. mayor

A spokeswoman for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa says it’s not yet a done deal

Explicit sex-ed guide for adults mistakenly given to Creston elementary students

The booklet clearly states online and inside that the guide contains sexually explicit information

Driver has $240K McLaren impounded minutes after buying it in West Vancouver

Officers clocked the car travelling at 160 km/h along Highway 1 in a 90 km/h zone

Fundraiser for Sparwood cancer patient raises over $80k

“Friday was something I won’t ever forget,” said Sparwood’s Barry Marchi.

Former Vernon Judo coach pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Bryan Jeffrey McLachlan is set to return to court Sept. 4 for sentencing

Most Read