Melissa Huggins, Executive Director, Spokane Arts, No Phone Number Available
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:48 a.m.
Welcome to a city full of poetry!
“In the Neighborhood” is a community-based project created by Spokane Poet Laureate Chris Cook and Spokane Arts to collect and share poetry exploring Spokane neighborhoods. Written by area residents past and present, of all ages and experience levels, the poems here each showcase unique perspectives on our city. Together they do one magical thing: share the many stories of our neighborhoods! All the poems shared by community members to date can be found at spokanepoetry.com, and for those who haven’t had a chance to participate yet, there’s a link on that page to submit your poem.
In honor of National Poetry Month this April, Spokane Arts commissioned a short video featuring eight community members reading their “In the Neighborhood” poems. The video was filmed, edited, and produced by local filmmaker Ira Dern (Darrien Mack) and Spokane Arts paid each poet a small stipend for taking the time to participate in this video project. The video was also supported by the Conference on College Composition and Communication; special thanks to SFCC professor Bradley Bleck.
Featured poets include:
Spokane-area community members can continue to submit poems to the project through the link in the project website at spokanepoetry.com.
Please note that by including these poems written by area residents, Spokane Arts is not endorsing the ideas expressed nor the authors themselves, but simply providing a space for community members to explore Spokane’s neighborhoods through poetry.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org