Love Lunes Over Buckeye
Buckeye Avenue on Cleveland’s east side is a bustling corridor and home to historic buildings and hosts of pedestrians. While busy, the corridor is missing a bit of street appeal. But Buckeye Avenue is about to get some serious love from a LAND studio project called “Love Lunes Over Buckeye.”
Through grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Saint Luke’s Foundation, LAND studio is facilitating a public art installation project that engages the community and brings life to eight sites along Buckeye Avenue.
“Love Lunes Over Buckeye” will connect, celebrate, and tell the story of the neighborhood through poems curated and written by local poet DL Woure’.
Woure’ is a local poet, born and raised in Buckeye, who got serious about poetry while serving in Iraq and upon his return to Cleveland started teaching youth about writing and poetry through the “Griot Project.”
“Love Lunes Over Buckeye,” is a series of poems in the Lune format, also known as the American Haiku. Woure’ is drawing inspiration from the Buckeye neighborhood and stories from the community to form 5-3-5 syllable poems. To further engage the neighborhood, Woure’ hosted a Lune contest with a ninth grade class at John Adams High School and the Buckeye Boys and Girls Club to have a poem featured in the series.
LAND studio and Woure’ are currently working with Little Jacket, a local design firm, to turn the final lunes into 2D and 3D public art installations that weave a community story along Buckeye Avenue. The project is slated to be installed during National Poetry Month, in April.
Visit land-studio.org for project updates and more information.
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