Here’s how PUP looks in the thick of things:
You can read my installation stories by clicking on the left hand menu “RECENT POSTS.”
Pop-Up-Poetry installations are marked generally on the map below. Some locations have been blitzed more thoroughly than others.
PUP is a public engagement initiative I began in celebration of National Poetry Month, April 2012, and continues today. It’s about me getting out there in the thick of things, sharing word art in the hope that people who happen upon it will find what they need.
Here’s a little background about PUP and me:
My name is Lesley-Anne Evans. I’m a Kelowna, B.C. community artist and poet who likes connecting and collaborating. Feel free to visit my author website for news, publications, and upcoming appearances. And my Buddy Breathing Blog for life inspired pondering.
I was born in Belfast, N. Ireland, grew up in Toronto (Richmond Hill), Ontario, crossed Canada to Kelowna, B.C. in 1993, and stayed. My talented husband, three young adult kids, one hound, and I, make a good life here where wild things are close at hand.
Pop-Up-Poetry takes me to open air, open mic, pecha kucha, bunkers, beaches, schools, churches, community gardens, libraries, forests, streets and alleys to sew seeds of poetry. I was Festivals Kelowna’s first “licensed” poet busker!
A recent CBC Radio article and interview about my Pop-Up-Poetry is located here. Richmond Hill’s Kim Zarzour, writing for her newspaper, The Liberal, shares her 2015 New Year’s article about PUP and me, here. Kelowna’s “In Focus” Magazine offers some insights into who I am here. UK to Kelowna transplanted Deborah Lampitt found Pop-Up-Poetry and blogged about it, here. And an article “Pop-Up-Poetry” published recently in Sage-ing Journal.
Thanks for dropping in ~ leave a comment and share where you found your Pop-Up-Poem!
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