Sidewalk Poetry Contest Submissions Sought. Deadline March 12 at Noon

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ALERT (Updated May 11, 2020): The selection process for the 2020 sidewalk poetry poems is continuing, but has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. For the City's latest COVID-19 updates, see

Sidewalk Poetry Contest: Get Your Words Immortalized In Concrete!

The City of Cambridge is seeking poems for its 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Contest. Winning poems will be imprinted into the fresh concrete of new sidewalks around the city beginning in fall 2020. 

Cambridge residents of any age are invited to submit one poem of their own work to the 2020 Cambridge Sidewalk Poetry Contest by March 12, 2020, at noon. It's free to apply!

For full entry guidelines and more information about the project, visit or contact Cambridge Arts at, 617-349-4390 (voice) or 617-492-0235 (tty). 

Entry Deadline:
Thursday, March 12, at Noon

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TRA•VERSE, an exhibition celebrating five years of the Cambridge Sidewalk Poetry Program, runs from March 16 to July 24, 2020, at Cambridge Arts Gallery 344, 344 Broadway, second floor, Cambridge. Reception and reading on Monday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Sidewalk Poetry Program is a collaborative project of the Department of Public Works, Cambridge Arts, and the Cambridge Public Library.