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Poetry of the Wild

Poetry of the Wild (POW) is a participatory environmental art project connecting people to landscape by combining poetry, visual art, and nature observation. To participate in Poetry of the Wild, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the 16 poetry boxes placed throughout New London. Each box contains poems and a journal for public response. An audio phone tour hosted by the New London Public Library will be available through the duration of the New London project. Participants can access the tour by calling 860.902.5005, or by visiting this link. Featured writers include; Jose Gonzalez, Rhonda Ward, Alva Greenberg, Michael Bradford, Minerva Sadorra, Lana Orphanides, Jeanne Sigel and others.

Poetry of the Wild Sites:

Ocean Beach Park (Near nature trail and boardwalk), 1225 Ocean Avenue
Box by Diane Barcelo ~~ Poem by Rhonda Ward Box by Ana Flores ~~ Poem by Jose Gonzalez

Mitchell Woods, 437 Pequot Avenue
Box by student Jamie Wo ~~ Poem by John Keats
Box by student Kyle Steiner ~~ Poem by Emily Dickinson
Box by student Zachary Rudnick ~~ Poem by and Mark Twain

Mitchell Beach, 437 Pequot Avenue
Box by STEM Professor Victoria Brennan ~~ Poem by Rachel Carson
Box by student Michael Peno ~~ Poem by Henry W. Longfellow

Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank Street
Box by Karen Rand Anderson ~~ Poem by Nancy Brady Cunningham

Expressiones Cultural Center, 84 Bank Street
Box by Guido Garaycochea ~~ Poem by Michael Bradford

The Day, 47 Eugene O’Neill Drive
Box and poem by Alva Greenberg

Top of State Street, offices of Sabilia & DeSantis
Box by Jim Stidfole, George Haling, Gwen Basilica, Elaine Mills Poem by Jeanne Sigel

Bean and Leaf, 13 Washington Street
Box and poem by Minerva Sadorra

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington Street
Box by Dimi Orphanides ~~ Poem by Lana Orphanides
Box by Ana Flores ~~ Poem by Walt Whitman (inside the library)

ISAAC School garden, 190 Governor Winthrop Boulevard
Box by E.Grenger, I.Stephanski, T.Tolles, S. Fergusson (assisted by Diane Barcelo ) Poets: H.Masse, M. Christensen, A. Garcia. R. Barnes

POW culminates in two final showings in 2013 on the Sculpture Path at UConn Avery Point in Groton and again at Mystic Museum of Art during its centennial celebration in 2013.

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