Raining Poetry

Poetry for a Rainy Day

In partnership with The City of Boston, Mass Poetry is proud to present Raining Poetry.

Using a biodegradable water-repellent spray and stencils made by local artists, the city’s Mural Crew is setting out to place poems throughout the streets of Boston. The spray vanishes once dry, so the poems are invisible – until it rains. Once wet, the area around the poems will darken, and Bostonians will be treated to short poems as they walk around the city.

Boston’s Poet Laureate, Danielle Georges, has selected the poems for the art installations across Boston and its neighborhoods, including works in several languages.  

With Raining Poetry, we are able to bring more poetry into the everyday lives of the unsuspecting.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Sponsored in part by WBUR’s Kind World. Radio about kindness for a rainy day.

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