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Billboard Poetry

PROJECT DATES & LOCATION

January 2021–August 2021

The Rail Park

12th & Callowhill Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19123

PARTNERS

Friends of the Rail Park

The People's Paper Co-op

Asian Arts Initiative

POETRY INSTALLATION

In partnership with the Rail Park, Philadelphia Contemporary presents an ongoing series of billboard installations that visualize words of hope and change written by local poets. The first billboard, installed in January 2021, shouted out PC’s poetry and music podcast, Love Jawns: A Mixtape. The second billboard, to be installed in May 2021, was designed in partnership with The People’s Paper Co-op and spotlights the voices of formerly incarcerated women and the larger campaign to #ENDCashBail and #FreeOurMamas. A third billboard, co-presented with the Asian Arts Initiative in June 2021, will feature the words of poet, educator, and organizer Cynthia Dewi Oka.