As part of its 50th Anniversary Celebrations, the Worcester County Poetry Association is seeking short poems from Worcester residents that illustrate the poetry of the streets of Worcester.
Thirteen poems will be stenciled on sidewalks throughout Worcester using paint that is only visible when wet with rain. A map and list of planned poem locations can be found below after the submission guidelines.
Call for Poems: “A Walk in the Woo”
To be considered for this project, submit up to 2 poems of max. 49 words, including the name of the poet.
The submitter must be a resident of the City of Worcester.
Each poem can contain no more than 49 words which will include the poet’s name and title if any.
Dual language poems are encouraged. (Please provide a translation into English for our judges.)
Submit via e-mail to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include in submission e-mail your poem, your name, your address, e-mail, and contact information such as a phone number. Poets of any age are encouraged to submit.
Poets selected will receive an honorarium of $20. Poems must be submitted by midnight of July 31st, 2021.
Planned Poem Locations
- City Hall Bus Stop, Main Street
- Printer’s Building entrance
- University Park Bench on Main Street
- Coes Pond Park Bus Stop
- Newton Square Bus Stop at Intervale
- Cristoforo Columbus Park Bus Stop
- Lake Park Bus Stop
- Bell Pond Bus Stop
- Tacoma Street Bus Stop
- Broad Meadow Brook Bus Stop, Massasoit Road
- Friendly House
- Girl’s Inc. Bus Stop
- Crompton Park – corner of Canton Street