In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

Poetry in Public Space


I’ve been running this project for years now. Demand for its material has come from schools, healthcare settings and libraries all over the world. Since Covid, however, that demand has effectively evaporated. For a while, of course, public space changed its nature. It became dangerous and, as a precaution, places like waiting rooms, class rooms and libraries had to stand empty for months. But now ? How to get poetry back into public space ? How to get words of care and truth and hope back into public space ?