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North Carolina Poetry Society ~ Poetry in Plain Sight

A Statewide Poetry Initiative

Launched in Winston-Salem in 2013, Poetry in Plain Sight brings North Carolina poetry and poets to the public.  Four poems are chosen for each of the twelve months and displayed on posters in street-visible locations throughout arts districts, bookstores, and downtown areas, connecting poets, poetry, and new audiences across the state.

In its second year, Poetry in Plain Sight extended the Word Up! program created for Winston-Salem Transit Authority buses by the late Rodney Holman. Holman was a Board Director of Winston-Salem Writers and one of Poetry in Plain Sight’s prime movers. In 2014, Winston-Salem Writers received an Innovative Projects Grant from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem Forsyth County to install poetry posters in all WSTA buses. Although the bus program is no longer active, poetry posters have been on continual display in over twenty storefront locations since January 2013. FOR MORE


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