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Second annual poetry walk celebrates campus creativity

Alex Repass
The map for the 2024 RWU Poetry Walk outside of the library.

The RWU Library and Writing Center just held its second annual poetry walk in honor of April being National Poetry Month. Any student, faculty member, staff member, or administrator could submit a poem to share with the rest of our community.

Workshops were orchestrated by Jesse Ramos, a poetry facilitator, during the month of February to call out anyone wanting to put their writing skills to the test. This drew in many eager people, and everyone was welcome to express their thoughts, with no judgements!

Each poem has its own display outdoors. Beginning at the Roger Williams statue in front of the library, there is a map directing interested readers through every submission. This allows every poet a chance to be in the spotlight!

For those off campus or unable to take part in this exhibition every featured poem, QR codes have been printed on each sign for a virtual tour of every written entry. Each entry has the author’s name at the top, clear for everyone to see.

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On Tuesday, April 16th, there was also a special event related to the Poetry Walk. Famed American poet, Rosanna Warren, read her thought-provoking works in a room of other aspiring poets. Refreshments were also provided to the many listeners.

The special theme our community has decided on for this experience is “Seeking kindness in ourselves and others.” It is always so important to recognize the positives and spread goodwill to anyone you come across. What better way than to communicate that than through poetry?

It is highly encouraged for those with passions for creative writing to participate in this event in the coming years. Poetry is a universal language that any voice can utilize, so do not be afraid to get involved!

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