The design for the mural pays tribute to the African American poet’s journey. The mural’s journey begins in Africa, with the central placement of two strong women – one pouring water into the ground, and the second playing a musical instrument. The journey continues in the cotton fields of America, and then rises to the corner where blues and jazz musicians are playing. The journey culminates in the present day with a poetry reading, inviting passersby to sit and listen for a while. The words of six poets weave through the mural’s design. With the blessing of Muralist Paris Stancell, Graffiti Writer Pose2 added a companion piece to the mural. See associated image for a detail shot.


  • Title: A Celebration of Poetry
  • Creator: Parris Stancell, Photo by Jack Ramsdale
  • Date Created: 2004-10-18
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Location Created: Philadelphia, PA
  • External Link: Mural Arts Program

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