August 20! Celebrating 5 Years of Sidewalk Poems!

Everyone loves Sidewalk Poetry! Here is Peanut next to a winning poem by Julia.

Everyone loves Sidewalk Poetry! Here is Peanut next to a winning poem by Julia. (photo: Karla Schultz)

Sidewalk Poetry Popcorn Wagon

Sidewalk Poetry Happy Winners

Sidewalk Poetry Cross Generations

It is the hottest part of the summer, the dog days of August. In Northfield, since 2011, that means it’s time to celebrate the creativity of Northfield poets of all ages and welcome a fresh crop of poems onto the city sidewalks.

Where: Bridge Square, Downtown Northfield, Minnesota
When: Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Sidewalk Poetry Map

Music will be provided by Northfield’s own BONNIE and the CLYDESAll of the 2015 winning poems will be read, many by their authors. The Popcorn Wagon will be open. And, on the bank of the Cannon River, the entire canon of Northfield Sidewalk poems will be displayed. 

Sidewalk Poetry Man Reading

Sidewalk Poetry Bonnie and the Clydes Sign

Sidewalk Poetry

Sidewalk Poetry Library Directors

For those who haven’t heard about Northfield’s Sidewalk Poetry, or who wish to refresh themselves on the background, there are details on the Arts and Culture Commission portion of the City’s website. There you can find complete texts of all the winning poems (2011-2015), an interactive map to show where the poems are installed, and a link to a wonderful documentary by Paul Krause covering all aspects of the project: from inspiration and blind judging of entries to installation and celebration. There is also information about the ACC’s other programs and how you can get involved.

Sidewalk Poetry Reading II

Hope to see you at Bridge Square!

Capstone Event Tight Group Image

(Blast from the past: Capstone 2013–photo: Timothy Braulick)

Sig Flowers and Art

The Northfield Sidewalk Poetry Initiative has been generously supported by the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council with help from the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library.

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