4X4CLT SERIES 2 NUMBER 3 | SEPTEMBER 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

Letter to My Neighbors Explaining the Noise Levels of the Past Week (#26)

Poem: “Letter to My Neighbors Explaining the Noise Levels of the Past Week (#26),” Copyright ©2015 by Matthew Olzmann. Originally published in Hobart on June 10, 2015, hobartpulp.com. Reprinted with permission of the author.

Art: “Remembrance,” by Michele Hoffman. Reprinted with permission of the artist michelehoffman.weebly.com. Photo by Collab Charlotte, collabcharlotte.org.

 Letter to Someone Living Fifty Years from Now

Poem: “Letter to Someone Living Fifty Years from Now,” Copyright ©2017 by Matthew Olzmann. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on April 14, 2017, by the Academy of American Poets. Reprinted with permission of the author.

Art: “Cheers to Extinction,” by Michele Hoffman. Reprinted with permission of the artist michelehoffman.weebly.com. Photo by Collab Charlotte, collabcharlotte.org.

Prayer for an Unremarkable Day

Poem: “Prayer for an Unremarkable Day” from Contradictions in the Design. Copyright ©2016 by Matthew Olzmann. Reprinted with permission of The Permissions Company, Inc., on behalf of Alice James Books, alicejamesbooks.org.

Art: “American Dream” by Laura Sussman Randall. Reprinted with permission of the artist, laurasussmanrandall.com.

Astronomers Locate a New Planet

Poem: “Astronomers Locate a New Planet” from Contradictions in the Design. Copyright ©2016 by Matthew Olzmann. Reprinted with permission of The Permissions Company, Inc., on behalf of Alice James Books, alicejamesbooks.org

Art: “Worried Monster” by Laura Sussman Randall. Reprinted with permission of the artist, laurasussmanrandall.com

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