Detroit Lakes
Poetry Walk

Flowerpot Poetry Walk • DL MN
The Detroit Lakes Poetry Walk is a grassroots public art project supported by Project 412 that displays original poems in the cute town of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Detroit Lakes Poetry Walk is a public art project supported by Project 412. We currently offer two outdoor public poetry walks each year in Detroit Lakes. Our goal is to inspire and promote poets of all ages and offer fun ways to make the art of poetry accessible to everyone in the community.

2024 will be our third annual Polartry Poetry Walk, showcasing roughly 30 poems in our City Park during Polar Fest, DL’s annual celebration of winter.  Our summer version, Flowerpot Poetry Walk, plants poems in the gorgeous giant flowerpots that Downtown Alive coordinates with Bergen’s Greenhouses through the generous support of community donors.

2024 Flowerpot Poetry Walk
We want your poems! Finger pointing to you! email poems to by May 15th

It's true. We want your poems!
It's that simple. And FREE.

Your words deserve to be seen, and we have a creative way to make that happen!

We will select 30-40 poems to print and “plant” in giant flowerpots around Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. They will be on display from the summer solstice until the autumn equinox (Mother Nature cooperating with no early frost.

Here are the important details:
• Email up to 3 original (no AI, please) poems to 𝐃𝐋𝐩𝐨𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤@𝐠𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦
• NOTE: 18 lines of verse max & 40 characters per line max (counting spaces & punctuation!)
• Any form or topic (but selected poems will be displayed in family-friendly areas in northern MN all summer long, just sayin’)
• Poets of all ages and locations, published or unpublished works are welcome
• Our panel will anonymously review and select 30-40 poems for display (sorry, no scoring details will be given out, but don’t be discouraged. Keep writing & submitting!)

2024 Polartry Poetry Walk

Dates: Feb 9 – 25
Location: Detroit Lakes City Park
Free and open 24/7

Come out and enjoy our Third Annual Polartry Poetry Walk sponsored by Project 412! It’s a fun, free public art project with original poetry on display under the beautiful lights in the City Park.

Our goal is to celebrate a love of language that inspires and promotes poets of all ages, while also providing outdoor public art that encourages people to get outside and make the most of winter in Minnesota.

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