Now until Feb. 27, poems written by students and faculty will decorate campus, from the N.C. Memorial Hospital to the lobby of the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Arts.
UNC students and community members are encouraged to submit poems as part of a publicity campaign for the upcoming show at Kenan Theatre Company, “Indeed, friend!”
The campaign was inspired by the setting of the production: a college literary magazine where the main characters work. At this magazine, most of the submissions were poems written by themselves and other students, said Hannah Whittington, one of the publicity directors.
“The basis of a lot of the show is them reading and critiquing poems from students on campus, and so we thought it would be cool to make that come to life a little bit,” Whittington said. “It’s kind of like introducing the audience to the show before they can even see it.”
Publicity Director Olivia Herrera said another large theme within the show is finding your own voice and not discriminating between what is art and what is not, which she hoped to capture through the poetry project as well.