Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Running of the Poems - Or Why Seattle is a Great Place for Poets & Poetry
This event was started by The Poetess of Greenlake who printed forty poems on forty shirts and gave them to runners who were circling the lake.
She wrote in a recent email:
"The Running Poets of Green Lake" (on Sunday 10 June) was a stellar success! Thank you to every poet, runner, spectator, friend and helper who contributed to the energy of the day. The weather was perfect, full sun with a cool breeze. Just before 9am, we set out 3 lovely signs made by local sign-maker Russ McDaniel and off they veered. There was no shortage of runners! Large, large, medium, large... Within 40 minutes the shirts had all been given away. I even gave away the shirt I was keeping for myself with Robert Dickhoff's poem on it. It had a hole in the seam so I figured I'd keep it, but how could I say no to that spirited, gray-haired grandmother raring to go? She didn't care about the hole. She wanted a poem!
Here are some photos she included from the day. They want to make it an annual event! Too cool!
Written by Kelli Russell Agodon