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The 2020 Clearwater Poetry Made Concrete Winners Have Been Announced.

Congratulations To Our Local Poets!

The Winners Are: 


A Traveler’s Prayer


On this sidewalk let there be

No timid strangers  

No scowling faces  

No hidden dangers.  


On this sidewalk we share  

This day so fine  

This place in the world  

This fragment of time. 


-Karen C.


 Your steps are ordered,

You don't walk alone;

Your plan and purpose are Forward,

Unveiled one step at a time 


-Ted K.


 Concrete Paradise

Here you are!  

Please have a slice, 

Of everything in Clearwater that’s nice, 

While walking on… 

A poetic concrete paradise. 

-Jason F.


Talons & Tufts

A feathered chest is clutching  

A twig while its cypress trunk swings  

At the breath of a gale come tumbling...  

Of talons & tufts.  

Of leaves & stumps.  

Of whispering gusts...  

I see—the struggle for a world at peace.

-Kathryn M.


Living in a world 

A crazy wonderful world 

There is only love 






Sidewalk Poetry

As part of ongoing efforts to bring art and literature into the public realm, the city of Clearwater is transforming sidewalks into works of art by stamping selected poems into the concrete of newly constructed and repaired sidewalks throughout the city. This program builds upon the city’s existing commitment to repairing sidewalks. We hope that these poems will add moments of surprise and inspiration to an otherwise unassuming space.

Poems will be selected from submissions from the public and will be installed when and where construction permits. The aim of this program is to celebrate the voices of Clearwater residents. Those who live, work or go to school in the City of Clearwater are strongly encouraged to participate.

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