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.

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