In April we reported on the proliferation of contemporary poets taking on the role of medieval scribe, or tribal griot, or personalized poetry busker, bringing poems to the people on the street or in the marketplace: Poems on the Spot. We’ve just come across an addition to that list, this time way up north in Juneau, Alaska:
from Capital City Weekly:
“Haiku tsuNAMEE: Juneau poet offers up the word on the street,” by Richard Radford
“Local poet Christy NaMee Eriksen recently started up her new word on the street venture, with a haiku stand.... People rushing by on their lunch breaks can stop for a moment of respite and get instant personalized haikus.”
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