That last idea was hatched by Billy Collins when he was U.S. Poet Laureate. He created "Poetry 180: a poem a day for American high schools." On the web site he explains, "
Here's an excerpt from "Pinwheels of Memory," a story about public art in last Friday's Marshall Independent:
"Barb Hawes is a guerilla artist, and on Friday morning after weeks of careful preparation she led a guerilla raid on the green traffic island across from Liberty Park in Marshall. A group of seven local artists created 77 pinwheels using a variety of media, planted them in the grass, and chalked the text of the e.e. cummings poem "i carry your heart," on the sidewalk in front of it.
"Barb asked people to paint pinwheels and she set them out this morning," watercolor artist Jane Balch said. "She was waiting for a beautiful day."
And here's a Marshall Independent blog by Elaine Zarzana in response to the Pinwheel Project : "i carry your heart."
What do you think of guerilla art? Public art projects?