Monday, April 26, 2010

It's Springtime, and that means the "Poetry in the Everyday Projects" are scattered like seeds across Cleveland

It's springtime, and that means the "Poetry in the Everyday Projects" are scattering themselves like seeds across the heights of Cleveland--part of my Introduction to Poetry Workshop course at John Carroll University.

Here's the first readymade, by Katie Ratacjak, a series of poetry installations in the elevators of John Carroll, which have been documented on the video below, to a melody by Aerosmith:

One of the best bits of feedback she received was from two workers, who rode the elevator with her while she finished taping up "The Red Wheel Barrow" by William Carlos Williams. As they left, one said, "great, now I'm going to be wondering about those chickens all day."

1 comment:

Christopher Kempf said...

Definitely not the first time I've experienced wild nights in an elevator. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.