Guerilla Haiku Movement

What do sidewalk chalk and haiku have to do with changing the world? A lot, claims Caley Vickerman, actor/educator and founder of the Guerilla Haiku Movement. In these events, a group of amateur haiku-ists/urban adventurers are given a scavenger hunt and a bucket of sidewalk chalk, then sent into neighborhoods in their city to cover what they see with chalked haiku. They are encouraged to get passers-by in on the fun, and the result is a city-wide celebration of its neighborhoods, by the inhabitants of those neighborhoods. (In haiku-form, of course.) Simple and profound, these poems are captured in images that are archived on the Guerilla Haiku website: ghm575.org

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