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It’s raining poetry in Pittsburgh this spring! PA Humanities’ innovative hands-on literacy and community engagement project is underway at sites including Northview Heights, where teens swapped phones for pen and paper to reclaim the narrative of their community.
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"I never thought I`d get this kind of accomplishment this young into my life."

"I feel proud of myself."

"I`m a famous artist now."

Children are "making their vernacular spectacular" through #RainPoetryPittsburgh! Wednesday we revealed the first water-activated haiku installation (thank you @goodboygems !) at Nelson Mandela Peace Park in Garfield with the help of young poets from @AssemblePGH.

Via @alextoddnews @cbspittsburgh - Check out the full story on cbsnews.com/pittsburgh

The #RainPoetry project is made possible with the generous support of The Heinz Endowments, the Richard King Mellon Foundation and The Grable Foundation.
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It`s raining poetry in Pittsburgh! Listen to PA Humanities` senior director of content and engagement Dawn Frisby Byers talk with @kdkaradio`s @NatalieBencivenga about what`s ahead.

We`re coming to Nelson Mandela Peace Park in Garfield first! Artists Shane Pilster and Max Gonzales of Do What We Love were hard at work on Monday transforming the playground and sidewalks around the park into a space to share the poetry of young people from the @AssemblePGH after-school program. Join PA Humanities, the young poets and our partners at Assemble for the big reveal celebration today at 4PM!

#RainPoetry #RainPoetryPittsburgh

The Rain Poetry project in Pittsburgh is made possible with the generous support of the Heinz Endowments, the Richard King Mellon Foundation and the Grable Foundation.
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