POETRY IS FOR EVERYBODY
The Poetry Booth is an interactive public art installation and collaborative workspace for experiencing and creating poems independently or with the guidance of practiced poets and educators.
The Poetry Booth has no fixed form or size; rather, it is a mutable collection of materials and activities that are curated and installed in a site-specific way each time the booth is staged.
For pictures of recent installations, please visit our facebook page.
Visit the Poetry Booth blog here.
The Poetry Booth is the public art sister project of Hex Presse.
Created and curated by Michelle Detorie
initial funding from The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative
The Poetry Booth is a public, free, and mobile display and workspace for experiencing and creating poems with the help or guidance of practiced poets and educators. The booth will provide space (tables and chairs), supplies (paper, pencils, pens, markers, glue, scissors, typewriters), and poetic inspiration in the form of example poems and poetic objects, writing prompts, and activities. The available poetries and activities could include poetry games and puzzles, tactile and visual poetry, postcard poetry, collaborative poetry, traditional and invented poetic forms, performance poetry, poetry in translation, and book arts. All participants are invited to contribute the poems they create at the Poetry Booth for publication on the Poetry Booth blog. Poetry is for everybody!
Pictures from past installations
Poetry Booth at Los Angeles Book Festival (Smokin’ Hot Lit Lounge w/ eohippus labs)
Poetry Booth Downtown Santa Barbara
Poetry Booth at Los Angeles Road Concerts, Sunset Blvd.
Media Coverage of Poetry Booth
LA Times http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/04/festival-of-books-dice-poetry.html
Daily Nexus: http://www.dailynexus.com/2012-04-26/clas-celebrates-poetry/
City 2.0 http://sb.city2.org/blogs/amybou/blog_entries/3142-literary-sb-visit-the-poetry-booth-during-1st-thursday
City 2.0 http://sb.city2.org/blogs/lemonjelly/blog_entries/3150-mobile-post-make-a-poem-at-the-poetry-booth-in-front-of-marshalls