Raining Poetry by Mass Poetry Hides Beautiful Words on Boston Streets

By: Meghan Young - May 23, 2016
References: masspoetry.org & mymodernmet
The Raining Poetry series shows that there are beautiful things that can be seen only on the dreariest of days -- or at the very least at the end of such days. Mass Poetry, a nonprofit based in Boston, has created a series of graffiti-inspired artworks that only reveal itself after a downpour. Hence the name, "Raining Poetry."

The first four Raining Poetry picks were chosen by Danielle Georges, the city's Poet Laureate. She was inspired by the watery theme and appropriately picked works from Langston Hughes, Elizabeth McKim, Barbara Helfgott Hyett, and Gary Duehr -- all of whom also played big roles in Boston's literary and cultural scenes. Thus the project comes full circle beautifully.