Poetry in the Park 

Poetry in the Park

A Collaboration with the Olympic Peninsula Authors Group

Poetry in the Park adds a rich literary facet to the magic of Webster’s Woods! Through a collaboration with the Olympic Peninsula Authors group, new original poems are selected each year as a part of our Summertide outdoor exhibition. The poems are located on signboards and installed throughout the park. Alongside the text of each poem, visitors will find a QR code that leads to this page, where a recording of each poem can be found.

Whether you choose to wander and discover the poems organically, or to check out an updated park map for a self-guided tour, we hope these compositions add a new dimension to your enjoyment of the park. The poetry signs from last year's Poetry in the Park has been relocated. You can now enjoy the 2021 Poetry signs in Erickson Park and Quinn Redlin-Kitner Memorial Park in Port Angeles!

Funding to support this project has been provided by Humanities Washington and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden. Funding in 2023 has been provided by the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

2024 Poetry in the Park

The Olympic Peninsula Authors group is back for another year of Poetry in the Park. 18 original poems were selected for "A Consideration of Color". Please enjoy the audio readings of those poems below.

2023 Poetry in the Park

The Olympic Peninsula Authors group is back for another year of Poetry in the Park. 20 original poems were selected for "Under the Canopy". Please enjoy the audio readings of those poems below.

2022 Poetry in the Park

Poetry in the Park is back for it's sophomore year! Through a collaboration with the Olympic Peninsula Authors group, we’ve selected eighteen original poems which have been located on signboards installed throughout the park. Please enjoy the audio readings of those poems below.

2021 Poetry in the Park

In 2021, Poetry in the Park marked a new literary element to Summertide. Through a collaboration with the Olympic Peninsula Authors group, seven original poems were selected and installed on signboards throughout the park. Please enjoy the audio readings of those poems below. You can now enjoy the 2021 Poetry signs in Erickson Park and Quinn Redlin-Kitner Memorial Park in Port Angeles!