Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Eliza-verse neighborhood

You may have already seen them. I just noticed them a couple of days ago: Poems pasted to trees and telephone poles around the neighborhod. In April I wrote about the poetry tree at the end of Lamar. But now poems are appearing elsewhere. Is it the work of the same person?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

They're at the end of the trolley path. I went on the website, and it's an international art thing--imagine the path being an international sensation! Neat story, maybe for the newsletter or Observer. I saw where the newspaper in TN covered their "poems" that were posted around town.

John McBride said...

What website?

Kevin Keck said...

To correct a factual error: the poems in Elizabeth are not part of an "international art movement." They are a result of boredom combined with alcohol, etc. God forbid I should be associated with some pretentious art movement. The tree and the poems on poles came about like this: I was heavily intoxicated, I was lying on my floor staring at the ceiling, and I thought, "What can I do?" I decided to put a poem on a tree, and the telephone poles followed suit. What is more offensive than a telephone pole fencing the sky? A billboard, perhaps. But the poems will be placed on every telephone pole in Elizabeth by the end of December, and then my work will be done.