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Monday, March 25, 2013

Poetry In Motion

An annual celebration of creative writing ... "Poetry in Motion"

by T. F. Rice, Perry, NY

Central Park in New York City has its hanging sheets of fabric, art flapping in the breeze; and Perry has its sheets of paper, alive on the brisk April wind. That is, sheets of paper with poetry on them.

Yes, poetry. April is National Poetry Month. Courtesy of local artist Michael Sparling (a.k.a. Mr. Scribbles!), our little town has its own celebration of National Poetry Month, aptly named “Poetry in Motion”.
Pages of poetry dance in the breeze, hanging from the windows of participating downtown Perry businesses. You may simply attend; there is no requirement that a person write or post anything, although posting of pages is welcomed. “Poetry in Motion” is a celebration of creativity and good words, and is not linked to any specific organization; it is, literally, an event ‘for everyone and by everyone.’ Even the most adamant skeptics of what you might call ‘traditional poetry’ will find something here that they find funny, if not meaningful.
Submissions Information: 2013 Poetry In Motion
-- Submit your poetry (typed or handwritten, good or bad) for hanging in the 2013 POETRY IN MOTION outdoor "free poetry" public art exhibit in honor of National Poetry Month (April) --

Mail your pages of poetry to:
Michael Sparling
P.O. Box 144
Perry, NY 14530

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED YEAR ROUND. Not juried. No deadline. Accepting submissions from anywhere in the world, but you must MAIL them to the U.S. address above. 
(We are sorry we cannot accept e-mailed submissions.)
Pages received in mail by 4/25/13 will be included in the 2013 event. Pages received afterward will be collected for inclusion in 2014 event. Please note the pages will not be returned.

Poetry In Motion 2013 is April 26th-April 28th, rain or shine!



Michael Sparling has been a working artist his entire adult life. As "Mr. Scribbles," he has entertained children at numerous festivals throughout New York State for nearly 20 years by turning their scribbles into cartoons.

Mr. Scribbles!® website © 2013

Mr. Scribbles!® is a registered trademark of Michael Sparling.


Contact Michael Sparling to book “Mr. Scribbles” for your school event, festival or private party.
Michael Sparling
P.O. Box 144
Perry, NY 14530