The Poetry Booth

Created and curated by Michelle Detorie

initial funding from The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative

The Poetry Booth is an interactive public art installation and collaborative workspace for experiencing and creating poems with the help or 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.

Visit the Poetry Booth blog here.

The Poetry Booth is the public art sister project of Hex Presse.

 

 More information

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 at UCSB

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

KCSB: http://www.kcsb.org/news/kcsb-news-friday-april-20-2012

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

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