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More sidewalk poetry coming soon

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Ten poems by Bloomington residents were stamped into sidewalks last year as part of the Hometown Poetry project. At least four more sidewalk poems are coming in 2024.

The goal of Hometown Poetry is to celebrate art and literature and integrate it into our communities, highlight the talent of Bloomington writers, and bring a sense of surprise, delight, and contemplation to pedestrians.

In 2022, 14 poems were selected to be stamped into new sidewalks and four were selected to be displayed on creative sign installations in parks, including Effa Playlot, Fenlason Park and Valley View Park.

Get to know two of the poets in a video at Learn more about Hometown Poetry and see a map of poems at