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Poetry Birds Come to Attleboro Library

This is poetry that can fly.

The following article is from Amy Rhilinger, young adult services coordinator at the :

The Birds of Poetry, after many long months, have arrived at the Attleboro Public Library. Funded by the Attleboro Cultural Council, this installation is a collaborative project designed to bring art and literature together and to invite the community into the library.

The installation is made up of paper birds hung on string throughout the
library's atrium. The collaged birds were created in art galleries and classrooms. At the  in downtown Attleboro, participants were asked to share an original poem, a favorite poem, song lyrics or simply inspiring words on a paper wing, and those wings were transformed into this amazing piece of art.

Natick Artist Virginia Fitzgerald, whose work can be seen at the
, provided general guidelines on how to make a poetry bird. Library volunteers of all ages traced and cut templates from recycled material to provide others with a blank bird to use. The wings were then distributed throughout the community and collected to be added to the sculpture.

The installation will be on display until late August.

Visit Fitzgerald's blog at www.virginiafitzgerald.blogspot.com and you can see some great photos of the work in progress.

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