A Public Art Project of the Saint Paul Almanac in partnership with Imhotep Science Academy and Frogtown Farm

Clarence White

SAINT PAUL (April 30, 2019) The date has changed! And the plants are now seeds—the same seeds being planted at Frogtown Farm! Poetry and Seeds! in the Park in the Dark celebration will be at Frogtown Farm on June 13 at 7 p.m. Poetry and art will light up the night via solar-powered rocks created by students at Imhotep Science Academy in Saint Paul.

Poetry and Seeds! in the Park in the Dark will celebrate the publication of ten poems and ten visual art pieces combined for a total of ten broadside posters connected to food and the land. Plus, we will have a free seed giveaway—the same seeds that are being planted this season at Frogtown Farm.

At the party, each poet will read their poem and each artist will discuss their creative process. Frogtown Farm will give away free seeds too! We will have a beautiful meal and celebrate poetry, art, seeds, and plants.

The public is invited. We hope you can make it and spend some time in the beauty of Frogtown Farm.

This project is made possible with the support of Knight Foundation through its Knight Arts Challenge, the McKnight Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Selected Poems and Poets:

  • “Margaret Says” by Alice Duggan
  • “Why Am I Here?” by Mary Harrell
  • “Taco Love” by Jennifer Hernandez
  • “Food for Thought” by Sunny Hilden
  • “Rainbow Pasta Salad with Salami” by Benjamin Klas
  • “A Part of Me” by Maly Lee
  • “When My Tree Died on Rondo” by Margaret Lovejoy
  • “Ode to Immigrants” by Aarohi Narain
  • “One Note. One Dish. One Love.” by Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen
  • “The Black Bean Salad Poem” by Sheronda Orridge

 Selected Artists:

  • Sharon Demark for “Margaret Says”
  • Jamie Lepore Wright for “Why Am I Here?”
  • DeAnne L. Parks for “Taco Love”
  • Oleksandra Guirlina for “Food for Thought”
  • Christopher E. Harrison for “Rainbow Pasta Salad with Salami”
  • Jem for “A Part of Me”
  • Tom Reynen for “When My Tree Died on Rondo”
  • Ephrem Mamecha for “Ode to Immigrants”
  • Ann Sisel for “One Note. One Dish. One Love.”
  • Leann E. Johnson for “The Black Bean Salad Poem”

Directions to Frogtown Farm:

University Ave. to Milton Ave., which is between Lexington and Victoria avenues. North on Milton Ave. to Lafond Ave. Left to 941 Lafond Ave.