It doesn’t take long to figure out that there are champions of the arts in Fergus Falls. In fact you don’t even have to get out of your car to get a sense for it. Take this series of road signs:
Roadside Poetry is the brain child of Paul Carney, English teacher at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
Inspired in part by the old Burma-Shave signs posted along highways during the 1950′s, roadside poetry’s mission is to “celebrate the personal pulse of poetry in the public landscape.”
Each season a new poem takes its place on Tower road; Carney is hoping to expand the project to other rural roads throughout Otter Tail County. Everyone is welcome to submit a poem for the project. Local artist Scott Gunvaldson designed the logo, template, and lettering for each sign panel.