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Saturday, May 6 • 10:30am - 2:00pm
Just Spring: A Site-Specific Installation

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For this year's festival, poet Colleen Michaels and artist Stacy Thomas-Vickory of Montserrat College of Art along with students Brittney Butterfield and Grayson Gemmiti have created a paper garden of writing prompts adapted from The Daily Poet, a Two Sylvia's Press publication.

This outdoor, site-specific installation of 1,000 paper blooms will serve as a reminder of beauty's persistence in harsh climates. Participants are invited to spring into action by picking a flower. Each bloom, when unfolded, will reveal a writing prompt, an invitation to begin a poem. We invite you to use the garden as a meeting spot or as a place for contemplation. Get dirt under your nails and let a prompt get under your skin.


Exterior Garden: Peabody Essex Museum, Axelrod Walkway
Interior Flower Shop: Peabody Essex Museum, Atrium

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Colleen Michaels

Founder/Host, Improbable Places Poetry Tour
Colleen Michaels’ poems appear in journals and anthologies and have been commissioned as installations for The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, The Peabody Essex Museum, and The Trustees of Reservations. She directs the Writing Studio at Montserrat College of Art where she has hosted... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 10:30am - 2:00pm EDT
PEM Axelrod Walkway

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