Was that a snippet of poetry on that construction sign?
If you saw it on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis this week, it probably was! From Jan. 30 through Feb. 5, construction signs on Nicollet Mall between 12th and 5th street will feature short seasonal poems by 17 artists. They’re all part of Words for Winter, a temporary art installation brought to you by the creators of Northern Spark in partnership with The Minneapolis Foundation and the Downtown Council.
Words for Winter is part of The Great Northern, a collaborative winter festival launched to celebrate Minnesota’s unique offerings and further enhance the state’s reputation as a national destination for winter activity at its best.
Here’s a small sampling of the poems featured in Words for Winter. To read the rest, bundle up and head outside to Nicollet Mall!
— Sarah Fox
Sarah Fox is the author of Because Why and The First Flag, both from Coffee House Press.
— Lara Mimosa Montes
Lara Mimosa Montes is the author of The Somnambulist (Horse Less Press, 2016).
— Sarah Myers
Sarah Myers is a playwright from Chicago who teaches at Augsburg College.