April Artist Spotlight
Jean O'Neill and Douglass Ridgeway
Phone Pole Poetry
New Fairfield, Connecticut
These poems came from late night conversations in the grass, as a reaction to the ugly on social media. Where people can spew negative opinions without having to face those who they spit on. Where people can speak behind veiled identities while being recognizable & gain strength from those who gravitate to the racist, the twisted, the mean, the one-sided, the ugly sides of humanity.
The goal was to find a place to post something real to the authors without the weight of the instant opinion of others. The hope toward kinship with other neighbors who could and would actually take the time to think and post back. And while there's nothing to stop phone pole poets from writing hate, the hope is the poles will receive words of diversity, goodness, kindness and the open-minded sides of humanity.
First four poems here