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Poetry Walk

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Calling All Poets!

The University Library and the Writing Center are hosting an outdoor “poetry walk” to celebrate National Poetry Month in April 2023. 

All members of the campus community (students, staff, faculty, alumni) are invited to submit a poem, which will be posted on a sign along a designated campus walking path. Twenty five eligible poems will be chosen by a student-led selection committee. 

Bringing together students, faculty, and the RWU community, the Campus Poetry Walk will include:

  • An outdoor walking route through campus that exhibits original poetry by RWU students, faculty, staff, and alumni  
  • Several poetry workshops to develop your poem—the first will be held on Tuesday, Nov 15 in the School of Business 104 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
  • A Community Event & Reception, featuring a public talk by former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky 
  • A virtual exhibition that preserves and highlights the Campus Poetry Walk 


Submission Guidelines:

  • Poems must be unpublished, original works.
  • Poems should be appropriate for all ages to enjoy. 
  • One submission per individual.

Theme: "Celebrating the Spaces We Live In"

Please use this form to  submit your poem by February 13, 2023.

Questions? Contact Karen Bilotti at kbilotti@rwu.edu for more information.

This project is supported by the Provost’s Office, the Mary Tefft White “Talking in the Library” endowment, and the Center for Student Academic Success.

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