April is here, and that means that poetry is all around us. Literally! To celebrate National Poetry Month, LSA's Institute for the Humanities has once again made poetry a part of the campus landscape by placing poems all over town—in windows, on the Diag, on buses, and more.
About 30 "pop-up" poems dot the landscape of Central Campus, including at the Kelsey. The connector windows between the Upjohn Wing and Newberry Hall display four poems from the ancient world: one each from the civilizations of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Mesopotamia. Like many other units around campus, we decided to display the same poems that we featured last year. Campus was still pretty quiet and many buildings still closed to in-person events last April, so we figured the poems hadn’t gotten as much exposure as they deserve. Read all four poems here.
Other featured activities include poems read live at noon on the Poetry Blast YouTube channel and daily poem prompts. Visit the Poetry Blast homepage for more information and to download a map of all the pop-up poems on Central Campus. Poetry Blast continues through April 30.