Poetry Abound

Kirstin Phillips

As Ada Limón explains it best, “For those of us in the between spaces…if your identity is a little slippery, poetry is the place where you can go to explore that.” poetry abound searches the diverse world of contemporary poets and brings them to the forefront. All the poets featured in the display are writers who are part of historically marginalized communities and they all search within their identities for inspiration.
This project resulted in a two-week exhibition at the Sojourner Truth Library during National Poetry Month. By placing poetry in public spaces and making it more approachable through vibrant and expressive design, more people can realize the universal power of poetry and how it connects us all through shared words and experiences.