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Poetry on State Street

On Monday, the Chicago Loop Alliance unveiled its newest addition to the State Street landscape in synch with Poetry Magazine's Centennial celebration. The thoroughfare is lined with poetry, in both text and audio forms, and can be found on banners, planter signs, news racks and CTA subway entrances from Wacker Drive to Congress Parkway. CLA's year-round light and sound installation, Lightscape: a Multisensory Experience, has switched from tunes to poetry. Poetry on State 5.jpeg

You might hear the words of Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot and Wallace Stevens while you wait to cross the street on your lunch hour, Kay Ryan and Robert Hass, or local poets Reginald Gibbons and Li-Young Lee. A small photo gallery is available here.

(Photo Credit to the Silverman Group Gallery)

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