We hope to choose between 50 and 100 poems for installation with temporary chalk paint and stencils along the 10 mile route of the Minuteman Bikeway from Arlington to Bedford. We are convening a selection panel of professional poets who live in other cities to review all entries and choose haiku for installation on the Minuteman Bikeway. Guidelines include:
- Assembling a group of poems reflecting the diversity of age, literary and life experience, and perspectives of the people who have submitted and the communities that use the Bikeway and live along side it.
- Ensuring that poems are appropriate for a public space shared by people of all walks of life.
- Selecting poems that best evoke the sense of place and social interaction specific to the Minuteman Bikeway or use the Minuteman Bikeway as inspiration or a jumping point to meditate upon larger themes of life.
Selection Committee Members
Charles Coe, Cambridge
Grey Held, Newton
Gloria Mindock, Somerville