Dedication to Brother Mike Hawkins, RIP. His quote wraps around the permitter of the foundation.
THE POETRY FOUNDATION
A SILENT I, 2011
Championship Banner series,
audio of Declaration of Human Rights inhaled,
performed by Chicago Youth,
WALK WITH ME #3, 2015
carved desks from performance by Chicago Youth
The 30 folding chair desks installed were used for the performance WALK WITH ME #3. For this performance 30 writers from Phoenix Military Academy sat at the desk and carved their poetry into the surface while viewers walked around and between viewing over their shoulders. When compelled, a writer would ask the viewer to go for a walk. I
On the walk, the poet would perform a spoken word piece, face to face with the viewer. The viewer then became inside the work, often others gathered to watch the exchange.