Dedication of fourteen nature poems affixed to granite stones in Edmands Park, Newton, MA, hosted by the City of Newton, Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs. The poems were chosen through a national contest. Project Director: Grey Held; Assistant Project Director; Wendy Drexler; Final Judge: Wendy Mnookin.
Poets represented: Bill Brown (Greenbrier, TN), Wandajune Bishop-Towle (Andover, MA), Diane Croft (West Roxbury, MA), Emily Ferrara (Worcester, MA), Barbara Helfgott Hyett (Chestnut Hill, MA), Joan A. W. Kimball (Concord, MA), Francis Lunney (Salem, MA), Elizabeth McLagan (Portland, OR), Maxine Silverman (Nyack, NY), Clara Silverstein (Auburndale, MA), Catherine Strisik (San Cristobal, NM), Sarah Sousa (Ashfield, MA), Wally Swist (Amherst, MA), and Richard Waring (Arlington, MA).
Meet the poets, tour the park, and read all fourteen poems on their stones. Light refreshments will be served.
The main entrance to Edmands Park is between the stone pillars on Blake Street between Cabot Street and Withington Road, approximately 500 feet north of Withington Road, opposite 65 Blake Street. Please park along Blake Street.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.