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Poetry in Sidewalks

Artist: Inspiration and assistance from Marcus Young's "Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk" (Public Art Saint Paul)
  John Tuschen - Angela's Cello
853 Williamson Street
  Joel Gersmann - Suicide Letter
1119 Williamson Street
  Fabu - Southern Love
1201 Williamson Street
  Andrea Musher - The War's First Sunday
1441 Williamson Street
Title: Poetry in Sidewalks
Media: Stamped Concrete

Williamson Street's Poetry in Sidewalks project places poems or excerpts from Madison's Past Poet Laureates and Other extraordinary figures into sidewalks as new sections of sidewalk are poured. This pilot program was supported by generous contributions from the Weary Traveler, Plan B, Broom Street Theater, many neighborhood residents and friends, and the City of Madison. The community effort to pilot this project was led by Scott Thornton, President of the Marquette Neighborhood Association (MNA) and the MNA Public Art Committee Chairperson, Sharon Kilfoy.


Image: Tuschen Poetry
Tuschen - Angela's Cello

Image: Gersmann Poetry
Gersmann - Suicide Letter

Image: Fabu Poetry
Fabu - Southern Love

Image: Musher Poetry
Musher - The War's First Sunday