No one is more surprised than me about the popularity of Mass Poetry's Raining Poetry project. This video, produced by New York Magazine, has 20 million views and counting!
While I did not organize this project, I couldn't be happier about its success. Who knew that putting invisible poems around the city would elicit such a reaction? Poetry in the public sphere. Maybe folks like the surprise of it, or they like encountering art rather than going to it. It rained this morning, so I hope more people were able to see the art on Memorial Day all over Boston.
Where are the poems right now?
Langston Hughes - Dudley Square (by Dudley Square Cafe)
Gary Duehr - Upham's Corner (by The Strand)
Barbara Helfgott Hyett - Roslindale (by Adams Park)
Elizabeth McKim - Hyde Park (by the Library)
More poems are coming! Find out more about Raining Poetry.
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