Now Accepting Locations for Poetry Installation

Hi readers! In conjunction with Write by the Rails, I am doing an area-wide poetry installation. The goal is to encourage people to stop and read a piece of literary art they might not otherwise even glance at, something short that will get them thinking in a different way.

It works very simply: I create a design and print it out with the poem. Each poem is put in a clear stand or simple frame for placement wherever you would like. The more visible, the better.

The poems are family-friendly. There is no cost to the location owner, and I will advertise on social media, on websites and in local publications where people can find these exhibits once they are installed. My promotion of the hosting organization will remain active as long as the installation remains visible there.

For more details and to become an installation host, email

Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has earned a living through content development and marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored six books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water, Bury Me Under a Lilac and Late April. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA, received InsideNova's 2019 Best of Prince William award in the author category and is Editor in Chief of Prince William Living magazine. Katherine serves as president of Write by the Rails, the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club.

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