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Ars Poetica – Poets

The Play Ground

September 3, 2023

5:00 pm

Custom on-the-spot typewriter poets are back bringing delight and whimsy to Little Island, providing guests with a personalized keepsake that many frame and cherish forever. Poets arrive with a real vintage typewriter and set up on the island to provide free, personalized poetry to anyone who would like to engage with them. Park visitors are welcome to approach the poets at any time they are set up — which sometimes might mean standing in line for a moment, but the poets work quickly to make sure this is never too long. The poets will then have a short conversation with each person and create a one-of-a-kind piece of art for them in just over a minute. Every poem is dedicated to its recipient or to a loved one of their choosing. Visitors often laugh, cry, and/or hug the poet. It’s a souvenir and experience all in one.