4x4CLT SERIES 2 NUMBER 2 | JUNE 2017

We’re taking poetry out of books and art off gallery walls and bringing them to you.

4X4CLT is Charlotte Lit’s poetry+art showcase series. Four times a year, on the 4th of March, June, September and December, we’ll release four different posters featuring four poems and four works of art. For each release, a reading and presentation will be held with featured poets and artists. After each event, the posters will be hung in public places throughout the city—coffee shops, waiting rooms, libraries, storefronts. To display these posters in your place of business, send a request to lisaz@charlottelit.org.

Have you seen a 4X4CLT poster at a favorite hangout?  Snap a picture and tag CharlotteLit on Instagram!

4x4CLT is made possible by a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Printing partner:  Boingo Graphics
Design partner:  Jennifer Garrison

Writer & Artists

“I was popular in certain circles”

Poem: “I was popular in certain circles” from Rocket Fantastic. Copyright ©2017 by Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Reprinted with permission of Persea Books, perseabooks.com

Photo: “Concerning the Farmer’s Hymn,” by Greg Banks. Reprinted with permission of the artist, greg-banks.com

Rocket Fantastic (excerpt)

Poem: “Rocket Fantastic (excerpt)” from Rocket Fantastic. Copyright ©2017 by Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Reprinted with permission of Persea Books, perseabooks.com

Art: “Tree Keeper,” by Kate Vasseur. Reprinted with permission of the artist, @studiokart, studiokart.com

At Last the New Arriving

Poem: “At Last the New Arriving” from Apocalyptic Swing. Copyright ©2009 by Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Reprinted with permission of Persea Books, perseabooks.com

Art: “Dark Side of the Moon,” by Kate Vasseur. Reprinted with permission of the artist, @studiokart, studiokart.com

Most Days I Want to Live

Poem: “Most Days I Want to Live” from Rocket Fantastic. Copyright ©2017 by Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Reprinted with permission of Persea Books, perseabooks.com

Photo: “The Death of Linda,” by Greg Banks. Reprinted with permission of the artist, greg-banks.com

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