“Nexus,” Couplet Two

The second couplet of “Nexus” is up on the North Main Street Bridge in Greensburg, PA. Photos are all by the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

“we people of great hills and strong calves and lightning strikes and broken chains,”
“our etched portraits and flower baskets, our quaking greens and numbered schedules,”

My bridge poem is up!

“Nexus” installation view.
“What this bridge must carry: concrete, rebar, its own careful weight,”
“light enough to rise, strong enough to bear our bodies across,”

The first couplet in my 12-couplet poem, “Nexus,” has been installed on the North Main Street Bridge in Greensburg, PA. Each month, a new couplet will go up on the bridge. It’s a privilege and a thrill to have my writing in a public art piece.

Check out this profile interview with me where I dive into my creative process for this poem.

Photos above are by the WMAA.

Bridging the Gap Public Art Project

Some excellent news to share: I have been selected as one of four writers for the next iterations of artist Janet Zweig’s Analog Scroll, part of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Bridging the Gap public art project. I will create a site-specific poem to be placed on Greensburg, PA’s North Main Street Bridge from February 2022-February 2023 (barring any pandemic delays).

Greensburg is the home of my undergrad alma mater, Seton Hill, so I am excited to be creating poems about a city that nurtured me so well.

The official press release from the Westmoreland.