Check out this delight inducing urban intervention for rainy days from Mass Poetry in Boston. Raining Poetry is a beautiful and simple idea (though you need some biodegradable water-repellent spray to execute it), which aims to bring poetry into public space.

Using a biodegradable water-repellent spray and stencils made by local artists, the city’s Mural Crew is setting out to place poems throughout the streets of Boston. The spray vanishes once dry, so the poems are invisible – until it rains. Once wet, the area around the poems will darken, and Bostonians will be treated to short poems as they walk around the city.

You can also dowload the Mass Poetry’s “Raining Poetry Guide” for a $100 and help support the project:

We have packaged our tips, best practices, and planning guide (as well as a discount for Rainworks spray) as a means of helping others bring similar projects into their communities and further our mission of bringing poetry into public spaces. Your donation to Mass Poetry will allow us to continue our work as a lean team passionate about poetry and the impact it can have on lives each and every day.

Photo from the Mass Poetry website
Posted by:Elsa

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