North Richland Hills

CALLING ALL POETS:  
NRH POETRY TRAIL

Plans for an outdoor Poetry Trail featuring the writing of North Richland Hills-area poets are currently in development, with poetry plaques to be installed in 2023 along one of our park trails.

 

We'd like to share your work with the public and we encourage poets of all ages and abilities to submit 2 poems, a photo and a short biography for consideration to have their work exhibited in this exciting project that will blend the art of writing with a natural outdoor setting. We recommend a poem that is brief, possibly one to three stanzas at most, since people will be standing and reading the work as they walk along the trail. This is a chance to have your work become part of a contemplative outdoor experience for our NRH Trail visitors. 

Please email your info and poems no later than September 30 2022, to Sarah Green, NRH Cultural Arts Coordinator, at sgreen@nrhtx.com. There is no fee to enter your work for the Poetry Trail.

 

Poets selected for this program will be notified by October 30, 2022. 

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A poem by Georgia Douglas Johnson is displayed at Olympia National Park. The City of North Richland Hills is planning a similar exhibit of works by outstanding area poets to be installed in early 2023.

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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ART LIVES IN OUR CITY

 
 
 

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

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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