|Mayor Hibbard Presenting Poetry Day Proclamation to Larry Jaffe, Shelley Jaffe, and Stazja McFadyen . Photo by David Ziff.
CITY HALL, CULTURAL ACTIVISTS AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS COME TOGETHER TO BRING POETRY TO DOWNTOWN CLEARWATER
Clearwater, FL (April 15, 2009) - Once again April has brought us National Poetry Month and once again, for the second year in a row, the city of Clearwater has seized the cultural initiative in the person of Mayor Frank V. Hibbard, issuing a proclamation declaring Saturday, April 18, 2009, to be Clearwater Poetry Day.
The proclamation was read by the mayor in a City Council meeting on Thursday, April 16th, and presented to representatives of Artists in Action, International, a local gung-ho group for the arts who put on a downtown Poetry Walk two days later and, simultaneously, saw to the publication of the Little Book of Cleveland Street Poetry, Volume II, featuring the works of 50 Clearwater poets, each writing on the theme of downtown Clearwater and life in Florida.
Little Book of Cleveland Street Poetry – Call for submissions
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, Artists in Action International and the Clearwater Main Street Program will co-sponsor the Cleveland Street Poetry Walk on Saturday, April 19, 2008.
Artists in Action International is sponsoring The Little Book of Cleveland Street Poetry, a chapbook publication for the Cleveland Street Poetry Walk.
The Little Book of Cleveland Street Poetry release reading will be scheduled as a featured event during the Cleveland Street Poetry Walk. Copies will be available for sale.