Boston's Sidewalks Are Covered In Secret Poems

by Lindsay Shapka in ,


A friend sent me this video posted by New York Magazine this week (thanks Carm!) and I had to share it!

According to the video, the city of Boston has collaborated with the nonprofit organization Mass Poetry to create street art called "Raining Poetry" on sidewalks throughout the city that only appears when it rains. The poems are applied using stencils and a biodegradable paint that lasts six to eight weeks and is completely invisible until it gets wet. 

Boston has a rich literary history (Sylvia Plath made her home here), and the organization is hoping to highlight this history with this project. 

Watch the video below to see how it works!