You Can Order A Yard Sign With A Message From A Young Louisville Poet

The Young Authors Greenhouse is launching “Poetry Garden,” a city-wide campaign that celebrates five years of writing by the young authors involved with the organization.

Poetry Gardens (poems on yard signs) will be planted throughout the city during April, which is National Poetry Month.

Anyone interested can “plant” their own poetry garden with a donation of $30 to the organization or by becoming a recurring donor at $15 a month. Order here: www.youngauthorsgreenhouse.org/donate

From the release:

“‘Planted’  in the spring of 2017, the Young Authors Greenhouse community of young writers ages 6-18 has grown rapidly from 50 students to 2,500 by the end of this school year. The organization offers free creative writing workshops after school and within Jefferson County Public Schools. They also publish student writing in professionally bound books and products, like yard signs, that amplify the words of young people throughout Louisville.”

Available yard sign quotes:

  • “A new day has begun to become the sun. There is no time to be a shadow.” —Helena, age 12

  • “Remember, a garden isn’t a beautiful garden until there is a variation of many colorful blooms.” —Egzona, age 14

  • “What is a rainbow? A colored sidewalk lifted up.” —Isaac, age 8

  • “The first step to being extraordinary is to be yourself. Yes, I got that from the trees.The trees never think to be something they are not.” —Ta’Tiyana, age 12

  • “Sunflowers face the sun, but when there is no sun, they face each other.” —Rosemary, age 14

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You Can Order A Yard Sign With A Message From A Young Louisville Poet

Erica Rucker is LEO Weekly’s Arts & Entertainment Editor. In addition to her work at LEO, she is a haphazard writer,  photographer, tarot card reader, and fair to middling purveyor of motherhood. Her earliest memories are of telling stories to her family and promising that the next would be shorter than the first. They never were. You can follow Erica on Twitter, but beware of honesty, overt blackness and occasional geeky outrage.

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