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Weekly Recommendation: Poetry in Motion

Alison Stone’s poem, “Eight Minutes, Forty-Six Seconds” (bottom left) is on display outside of Nyack Library as part of the 2022 Nyack Poetry Walk. (Photo by Naya Kratz)

The Nyack Poetry Walk officially kicks off Friday, April 15. In honor of this inspiring and healthful endeavor, the Weekly Rec would like to get in on the fun with a hastily formed haiku (please feel free to post wherever you would like, be it social media platform or coffee shop napkin):

I, the Weekly Rec

Am here to illuminate

Art in all of us

For the next two weeks, you’ll find much better poems by local artists posted on storefronts almost everywhere you go in the village. The interactive event, coordinated by the Nyack Public Library, will culminate with a poetry read out in the Nyack Library Community Reading Room, at 7 pm on Thursday, April 21, and then an Insta-Poetry workshop led by poet-teacher A. Anupama in front of Bari, at 1 pm, on Saturday, April 24.

On your walk, post your photos and reactions and spontaneous poetry on social media and use the hashtag, #nyackpoetrywalk. Share with us by tagging, @nyacknewsandviews, and we’ll share your pics in this space next week. The library would also love for you to tag them, @nyacklibrary.

Here’s a sampling of the artistry you’ll encounter on your rambles around Nyack:
“The Gift of Abuelas”, by Juan Mobili (find his poetry at Avispa Deli, 136 Main St.)

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“Riverstory fragments”, by Judith Rose (Ketonet Passim Bookstore at 72. N. Broadway)

“Eight Minutes, Forty-Six Seconds”, Alison Stone (Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway)

On a random other note, did you know the Nyack Library made a podcast? Me neither! Well, it’s called Paper Cuts and looks like it might be defunct, but it exists. Check out this episode debating books vs. movie versions from 2021:

For more local events, check out Visit Nyack.

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