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. View the current release below, and all previous releases here.

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!

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

Printing partner:  Boingo Graphics
Design partner:  Jennifer Garrison

Poets & Artist

A Prayer to Talk to Animals

Poem “A Prayer to Talk to Animals” © 2019 Nickole Brown. First appeared on The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day. The poem is also included in the Rattle Chapbook Prize winner, To Those Who Were Our First Gods. Reprinted with permission of the poet, www.nickolebrown.org

Art “Charles” 2018, oil on canvas, 20” X 20,” by Alexandra Loesser Schoen, © 2018 Alexandra Loesser Schoen, Reprinted with permission of the artist, www.alexandraschoen.com, @alex.schoen.art

What the Moths Taught Me

Poem “What the Moths Taught Me,” © 2019 Nickole Brown. Reprinted with permission of the poet, www.nickolebrown.org

Art “Nocturne” 2018, oil on canvas, 16” X 20,” by Alexandra Loesser Schoen, © 2018 Alexandra Loesser Schoen, Reprinted with permission of the artist, www.alexandraschoen.com, @alex.schoen.art

Primer

Poem “Primer,” from Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going. Copyright © 2019 Jessica Jacobs. Reprinted with permission of Four Way Books, fourwaybooks.com

Art “The 5th” 2018, oil on panel, 8” X 10,” by Alexandra Loesser Schoen, © 2018 Alexandra Loesser Schoen, Reprinted with permission of the artist, www.alexandraschoen.com, @alex.schoen.art

Thanks, stupid heart

Poem “Thanks, stupid heart,” from Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going. Copyright © 2019 Jessica Jacobs. Reprinted with permission of Four Way Books, fourwaybooks.com

Art “The Calm before the Storm” 2018, oil on canvas, by Alexandra Loesser Schoen, © 2018 Alexandra Loesser Schoen, Reprinted with permission of the artist, www.alexandraschoen.com, @alex.schoen.art

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
Bette Rae Recreation Center
Enderly Coffee
Northwest School of the Arts
Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center

Camp North End
Goodyear Arts

Davidson
Main Street Books, Davidson
Moxie Mercantile

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

Eastway
EastSide Local Eatery
Visart Video

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

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

Gastonia/Kings Mountain
Gaston Public Library
Hive Design/Stationery/Gifts
Loray Mill, Alfred C. Kessell History Center
Southern Arts Society

Harrisburg
Sunflour Baking Company

Matthews/Pineville
Carolina Beer Temple
CrossFit Jane
Independence Branch, Public Library
Temple Mojo Growler Shop
The Book Rack

Misenheimer
Pfeiffer University

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

NoDa
Birdsong Brewing
Comic Girl Coffee
Free Range Brewing
NoDa Bodega
NoDa Company Store
popbar
Pura Vida Worldly Art
Rhino Market
Smelly Cat Coffeehouse

Plaza Midwood
Advent Coworking
Book Buyers
Boris & Natasha
Charlotte Center for Literary Arts
CLTCH
FROCK Shop
Gear Goat Exchange
Legion Brewing
The Light Factory
Lunchbox Records
Moxie Mercantile
Pilot Brewing
Plaza Midwood Branch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Pure Pizza
Resident Culture Brewing Company
Sanctuary Imports
Two Scoops Creamery
Undercurrent Coffee
Yoga One

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

Southpark
Golden Cow Creamery
Legion Brewing
Myers Park High School

University
UNC Charlotte
University City Regional Branch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Uptown
Hygge Coworking
Johnson and Wales University Library
Main Library
Rhino Market
7th Street Public Market

Wendover/Monroe Road
Julia’s Cafe & Books
Time Out Youth

Wilmore
Pasta & Provisions