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Speak Up


Poetry is for everyone. In partnership with Charleston Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker and Charleston’s first poetry festival, Free Verse, Enough Pie brought poetry to public places to excite us, inspire us, connect us and empower us. With SPEAK UP, poems from children, poets, and residents were installed on  walls, sidewalks, bus stops, light poles and more.

In addition to the public artworks, local poet Matt Foley led a workshop for Joseph Floyd Manor residents to create poetry and artwork about HOME and PLACE.  The works hang in the curated gallery space, in front of the elevators, on the Joseph Floyd Manor’s first floor.

May poetry spark conversations about justice, freedom, community, and hope.[

Photos by Elizabeth Ervin

Artwork in Order of Appearance Above

Header Image | Private home @ Maple & King Street
Artwork by Susan Gregory, Poetry by Rachel Stubbs

Harbinger Cafe @ 1107 King Street
Poem by Kristi Johnson, decal by SEVEN

John L. Dart Library & REDUX Art Center @ 1067 King Street
Words and painting by P-NUT the Lowcountry Poet (no longer installed)

Private home @ Maple & King Street
Artwork by Susan Gregory, Poetry by Rachel Stubbs

Under I-26 behind 1227 King Street
Sculpture by Sage Graham and Lauren Burnessy

Abandoned building @ Mt. Pleasant Street and Meeting Street
Created by Renee Orth, Liz Ashley and Ken Catchpole

Trident Tech Palmer Campus @ Hampstead Square
Marbled Plexiglass Sculpture by Paisley Addams

Cone 10 Studios @ 1080 Morrison Drive
Artwork by Cone 10 Team

Joseph Floyd Manor Lobby @ 2106 Mt. Pleasant Street
Words and artwork by Carolyn Jones, Lilly Smith, & Nicholas (Joseph Floyd Manor residents)

Artist & Craftsman Uptown @ 981 King Street (Left)
Charter School for Math and Science – 1002 King Street (Right)
Artwork by Erika Brazzel, Janet Smith, and 7th graders

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