4X4CLT — Poetry+Art Poster Series

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, in April, June, September and December, we release four different posters featuring four poems and four works of art. For each release, a reading and celebration will be held with featured poets and artists. After each event, the posters are displayed 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 series curator Lisa Zerkle:  lisaz@charlottelit.org.

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

Next Events

Poster Release Party — with featured poet Maurice Manning
Friday, November 30, 2018

Resident Culture Brewing
2101 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205


Poetry Master Class with Maurice Manning:
Writing by Ear
Saturday, December 1, 10 am – 1 pm

Charlotte Lit
1817 Central Avenue, Room 302, Charlotte 28205
Info & Registration

4X4CLT is made possible by a generous grant from the Arts & Science Council.

4X4CLT SERIES 3 | SEPTEMBER 2018

Printing partner:  Boingo Graphics
Design partner:  Jennifer Garrison

Poet & Artists

Hurricane Song

Poem “Hurricane Song,” from O’Nights. Copyright © 2015 Cecily Parks. Reprinted with permission of Alice James Books, alicejamesbooks.org

Art “Wetlands II” by Ruth Ava Lyons. Reprinted with permission of the artist. ruthavalyons.com, Represented by Hidell Brooks Gallery.

Luna Moth

Poem “Luna Moth,” from Field Folly Snow. Copyright © 2008 Cecily Parks. Reprinted with permission of the University of Georgia Press, ugapress.org

Art “Changeling 17” by Ruth Ava Lyons. Reprinted with permission of the artist. ruthavalyons.com. Courtesy Hidell Brooks Gallery.

Self-Portrait as Rain Gauge

Poem “Self-Portrait as Rain Gauge,” from Field Folly Snow. Copyright ©2008 Cecily Parks. Reprinted with permission of the University of Georgia Press, ugapress.org

Art “Bound,” from the series Alchemy by Linda Foard Roberts. Reprinted with permission of the artist. lindafoardroberts.com. For inquiries contact SOCO Gallery.

Love Poem

Poem “Love Poem,” from O’Nights. Copyright © 2015 Cecily Parks. Reprinted with permission of Alice James Books, alicejamesbooks.org

Art “Remembrance,” from the series Alchemy by Linda Foard Roberts. Reprinted with permission of the artist.  lindafoardroberts.com. For inquiries contact SOCO Gallery.

Poster Hosts

We’re grateful to our gracious hosts who provide their walls as gallery space for 4X4CLT in support of public art in the Charlotte area :

Ayrsley/Steele Creek
Ayrsley Grand Cinema 14
Carolina Beer Temple
The Peaceful Dragon
Steele Creek Branch, Public Library

Ballantyne
Sunflour Baking Company

Beatties Ford
Beatties Ford Branch, Public Library

Camp North End
Goodyear Arts

Davidson
Main Street Books, Davidson

Dilworth/Myers Park
The Bag Lady
Paper Skyscraper
Regal Manor Twin Theatre
Theatre Charlotte
Queens University of Charlotte
Yoga One

Elizabeth
Central Piedmont Community College, Main Campus
Earl’s Grocery
Sunflour Baking Company
The Third Place Coffee
Villani’s Bakery

Freemore West
Hygge Coworking
Rhino Market
Yoga for Life
West Boulevard Branch, Public Library

Gastonia
Arts on Main/Studio 235
Hive Design/Stationery/Gifts
Loray Mill, Alfred C. Kessell History Center

Harrisburg
Sunflour Baking Company

Matthews
Carolina Beer Temple
Independence Branch, Public Library
Temple Mojo Growler Shop

Montford/Park Road
Movement Dialogues
Park Road Books
Pasta & Provisions

NoDa
Birdsong Brewing
Free Range Brewing
NoDa Company Store
popbar
Pura Vida Worldly Art
Smelly Cat Coffeehouse

Plaza Midwood
Armada Skate Shop
Book Buyers
Boris & Natasha
CLTCH
FROCK Shop
FuManChu Cupcakes
Legion Brewing
The Light Factory
Lunchbox Records
Moxie Mercantile
Plaza Midwood Branch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Pure Pizza
Resident Culture Brewing Company
Tuft
Two Scoops Creamery
Undercurrent Coffee
Yoga One

South End
C3 Lab
Golden Cow Creamery
Lincoln’s Haberdashery
Triple C Brewing
Vin Master
Wooden Robot

Southpark
BINDERS Art
Golden Cow Creamery
Julia’s Cafe & Books
Myers Park High School
Whole Foods Market

University
UNC Charlotte

Uptown
Hygge Coworking
Main Library
Rhino Market
7th Street Public Market

Wilmore
Pasta & Provisions