Artist Joe Cotter (1949 - 2012), known for his public murals and advocacy, now has a Poetry Box. To acknowledge Cotter's legacy, Joanne Oleksiak and Murals of Portland chose this ironwood and mahogany box to hold information sheets at the Buckman Community Mural. You can find the Poetry Box with flyers explaining Cotter's achievements and the mural on Plaid Pantry's south-facing wall at the corner of SE 12th and Morrison. Poetry Boxes is proud to honor Cotter's extensive work with Artback, Spiral Gallery, and McMenamins, and his key role in Portland's fight against media giant Clear Channel's attempt to curtail public art.
January is the month to celebrate the life and work of William Stafford, both a National Poet Laureate and Oregon's from 1975 to 1990. Here are just some of the many events happening around Portland.Read More
We recently came across one of our boxes used to display photographs, and loved the idea. So, we decided to reach out to some Portland photographers, and asked them to share some of their images.Read More