The City of Appleton’s Department of Public Works is accepting submissions in its annual sidewalk poetry program. Five poems by Appleton residents will be selected for stamping in sidewalks throughout the city in 2018.
Sidewalk poetry is stamped in sidewalks on city-owned property and public sidewalks in neighborhoods throughout Appleton. The program, now in its fifth year, endeavors to transform the city’s sidewalks into an open poetry book and create everyday moments of open-air reading for residents.
All residents of Appleton and students of the Appleton Area School District are eligible to submit their own original poetry. Applicants may submit one poem per year. Poems must fit within a maximum of 10 lines, 35 characters per line including spaces and 225 characters overall including spaces and be appropriate for the general public.
Poems must be submitted by February 23 to [email protected]. Selected poems will be announced on March 21.