We turn to poetry to give voice to what is troubling us, to honor what we love, to make sense of our lives, to remember our past, and to commemorate what we’ve lost. From the Italian, stanza means a room—a place to pause. Indeed, Traveling Stanzas offers individuals moments of pause, pockets of time, with which to slow down and reflect on their lives, their city, and a shared experience of their community.
The Traveling Stanzas Map allows people to visit public displays, hear a poem read by a poet, and receive walking or driving directions to each location.
Expanding on the centuries old technique of erasure poetry, Emerge prompts users to write poetry using seminal texts as inspiration.
The Writing Across Borders Exhibit celebrates the diverse cultural identity of our democracy and encourages communities to tell their stories through poetry.
The Writing Across Borders exhibit will open from January 19–February 17 at Summit Artspace in Akron, Ohio.
Traveling Stanzas community arts projects bring poetry to people’s everyday lives through innovative methods and digital platforms.