Poetry Garden at Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School

at Lincoln and Milvia Streets

The Arts Magnet Poetry Garden-at Whittier School-In Memory of Allen Ginsberg was featured at a booth at the Watershed Festival and How Berkeley Can You Be? in September. A new gate has been installed at the entrance to the Milvia and Lincoln Street school-community garden after a summer of planting, irrigating and placement of pond and tree stump performance platform. In May, the Garden was on the list of East Bay community gardens visited by a score of cyclists. Come check out the grasses, ferns, trees, goldfish--and POEMS!

Resting comfortably in the Arts Magnet at Whittier Poetry Garden is a new welded wire sculpture donated by Berkeley High School technical arts students. Its natural rust matches that of the almost-completed entry trellis and gate. BHS Teacher Miriam Stahl has graciously parted with the sculpted figure, whose hands are poised to hold a book, but would be grateful for a donation to the BHS arts program. To donate, contact Steve Rosenbaum at 644-3971 (srosenba@socrates.berkeley.edu).

Students who want to post a poem on the Garden fence should give a legible,black ink copy to BAM Secretary Brenda Stanford for placement it in her purple desk folder. Look soon for works by poets in Cam Teasdale and Sandra Guerra's classes and be sure to SAVE THIS DATE--April 29, 2000--for the annual afternoon OPEN POETRY READING in the Garden, coiniciding with the Berkeley Youth Arts Festival and National Poetry Month. For a garden tending update or to donate plants or flowers, call Kate Obenour at 548-1707.

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