North Richland Hills

ART LIVES IN OUR CITY

NRH POETRY TRAIL

Plans for an outdoor NRH Poetry Trail featuring the writing of North Richland Hills-area poets are currently in development, with four 9” x 12” poetry plaques to be installed in the spring of 2023 along the Linda Spurlock Park central walking trail. The plaques will be placed at regular intervals and will feature poems celebrating the beauty of nature by four poets who submitted their work for this important NRH Arts Program, which is part of the “Art Lives in Our City” initiative.

 

Lana Aarnos Jackson, Lisa Martinez, Jessica Copeland Bell and Lori Newbold each have deep connections to North Richland Hills and they have written works that are inspired by the NRH Parks and Trails that they utilize often for exercise and inspiration. In addition to the poetry, each plaque will feature a photo and short biography of the author. The NRH Poetry Trail is an Arts Initiative of the North Richland Hills Parks and Recreation Department and is intended to encourage and promote the art of prose, poetry and self-expression by talented NRH Community members. More information will follow in February/March of 2023.

North Richland Hills congratulates Lana Aarnos Jackson, Lisa Martinez, Jessica Copeland Bell and Lori Newbold on the selection of their poetry to be featured in the NRh Poetry Trail at Linda Spurlock Park.

 
 

Photos from NRH Poets Corner by Richard Weatherly

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HOW POETS CORNER READINGS WORK

No Readings are Currently Scheduled

The NRH Poet's Corner Project encourages authors to share their work at regular informal gatherings. We invite you to join us and read your poetry and prose to an appreciative audience of like-minded lovers of the spoken and written word.

  • Poems can be on any subject* and in any style.

  • During the first round, authors must perform work that they have written. (Favorite poems by other authors may be read in subsequent rounds).

  • No performance can last longer than 3 minutes each round.

  • Readings are limited to 18 authors.

  • The event will operate on a "first come, first served" basis at sign in and will work in a "round robin" format.

  • All you need to do is show up, sign up and be heard!

* This is a family-friendly and non-partisan event that is open to everyone who is interested in sharing their poetry and prose. Children and young people may be present. Please make sure the material in your reading is inclusive and suitable for all ages.

The NRH Poet's Corner is an Arts Initiative of the North Richland Hills Parks and Recreation Department and is intended to encourage and promote the art of prose, poetry and self-expression. Writers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.

Photos from November, 2019 Poets Corner at Roots Coffeehouse courtesy of Brian Gooding  briangooding.com

 
Featured Poets

Learn more about four remarkable area poets and their work by clicking on their photos and links.

LIsa Martinez
LIsa Martinez

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Barack the Composer
Barack the Composer

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Justin Bent
Justin Bent

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LIsa Martinez
LIsa Martinez

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fAMED POETS

Those who inspire us

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Emily Dickinson

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Walt Whitman

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Maya Angelou

 
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