Friday, April 9, 2010

Poetry for "Moving Forward" bus shelters announced

From more than 100 entries, the following poets and their poems were selected for the three “Moving Forward” bus shelters by Donna Sink:

“Invisible Movements” by Karen Kovacik of Indianapolis
“The Painters” by Richard Pflum of Indianapolis
“The Bowl of Possible Peas” by John Sherman of Indianapolis

Each poet receives a $1,000 honorarium. A poem will be featured on each bus shelter located on the south side of Virginia Avenue near Lexington Street, McCarty Street and Woodlawn Avenue along IndyGo bus routes 12, 14 and 22.

The entries were so impressive that a fourth poem, “City Generation” by Elizabeth Weber of Indianapolis, was chosen and will be placed at “Poet’s Place” on Alabama St. near Marsh the Marketplace. Poet’s Place is dedicated to Jim Shackelford, a retired city planner who was an early Cultural Trail leader and champion.

Read the poems and learn about the selection process.

The shelters will be installed during construction of the Southeast Corridor, from Pennsylvania and Washington streets to Shelby and Prospect streets on Virginia Ave. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and be completed in late 2011.

Upcoming public meetings

Tuesday, April 27, 6 p.m., Fountain Square Theatre Building, 1105 Prospect St. - Southeast Corridor public meeting

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