A Walking Tour of Poetry
Take a stroll through uptown Charlotte and enjoy the words, thoughts and memories of local poets.
Of Earth and Sky is a large-scale installation of poetry created by the public through a process of workshops and online submissions. Over 200 poems were submitted, with the final selections curated by Emmy Award-winning poet Boris “Bluz” Rogers and National Poetry Slam champions Jay Ward and Jordan Bailey. The installations were designed and implemented by artist Bree Stallings with help from volunteers across the creative community. LEARN MORE »
September 27 – October 31, 2021
Plan Your Walk
The poetry installations that make up Of Earth and Sky are scattered across the central streets of Charlotte. Many are obvious, but a few poems are smaller and more challenging to find. Use our map to discover all of our installations, while enjoying the fresh air and beauty of our Queen City.
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Listen to the Poets
While only a small part of each poem is represented in the installations, the writers share their work in its entirety here, in a video recording, accompanied by the full text of the poem.
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Purchase the Book
Read the 200 poems submitted to this project in our 145-page book Of Earth and Sky Poetry Anthology 2021.
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