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Poetry Mobile

Powered by a restored 1952 Ford pickup and two specially outfitted trailers, the Poetry Mobile is covered in artwork, and poems by area students and well-known writers. Student ambassadors lead poetry and art-making workshops for hundreds of visitors each day. 

 “Poetry Mobile is provoking and inspiring. It represents the diversity, creativity and colorful culture we celebrate every day in Downtown Crossing,” – Downtown BID President Rosemarie Sansone.

10 am-6 pm

  • Interactive public art creation: Recycled Poetry sculpture; and three 12-foot tall Totem Poems. Sculpture and totems will grow over two days.
  • Basketball Poems: public plays pick-up poetry games on regulation hoops.
  • Spoken-word presentations throughout the day.

 12 noon-1 pm and 5-6 pm

  • Poetry-inspired fashion show: BlancoMaj Streetwear Couture shows sustainable, wearable art fashions