Highland Park Poetry was deeply saddened to learn that local Poet/Author Charles Schwartz passed away in September 2017.
Charlie was an early supporter of Highland Park Poetry, serving as a guest judge for several of our early contests and poetry challenges. He is perhaps best remembered for his enthusiasm as our open-mic emcee when we first started hosting monthly events at Borders Books on Central Avenue in downtown Highland Park.
2017 Autumn Muses' Gallery: Highland Park's Public Art
The blue and white signs you've noticed around town adjacent to sculptures are the winning poems from our Public Art Poetry Contest. This temporary display is scheduled to stay up now through December. A map of the art and their locations throughout Highland Park is available below.
To read all of the poems, visit our Muses' Gallery.
Art Gets In Your Eyes: Poets Respond to Highland Park's Public Art, a full-color chapbook, is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
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