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Community meeting Jan. 26 will discuss ‘Poetry of the Wild’ project launch in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (Jan. 18, 2017) - Organizers of Poetry of the Wild, a community-based art and poetry project that will launch in Newport in April, will host an open meeting for anyone interested in learning how they can be involved in the project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in the lower level meeting room at Newport Public Library.
Ana Flores, ecological artist, sculptor and founder of Poetry of the Wild, will deliver a presentation on the project and the many ways that members of the community can be involved. The project connects people to the landscape by combining poetry, visual art and the natural world. It is supported by Salve Regina University with help from additional community partners.  
For 10 years, Flores – who runs Earth Inform Studio – has been bringing Poetry of the Wild to locations both public and wild. Each installation features a box or sculpture, built by artists and community members using recycled materials, that contains an original or classic poem as well as a journal for passersby to contribute reflections of their own. Poetry of the Wild has enjoyed enthusiastic success in dozens of cities nationally and internationally, reflecting the spirit of each place. 
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