It’s back! The Poetry Jukebox that made it’s way next to Howl! Happening in Extra Place in 2017 has returned. This particular Poetry Jukebox was created by coffeehouse owners in the Czech Republic as part of an installation interpreted to be like New York City’s Sing for Hope Piano’s ~ 50 of which will be arriving at destinations throughout the five boroughs this week, and on view through June 23.
The unusual looking installation is filled with the voices of over two-dozen writers. Curated by Bob Holman and BC Edwards, the voices are a collective response to social justice in an effort to foster dialogue as part of Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project, in association with Bowery Arts + Science, and the Czech Board of Tourism.
The Poetry Jukebox is located next to Howl! Happening Gallery and Extra Place at 6 East 1st Street, between Bowery and 2nd Avenue.
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A little further north in Greenwich Village is a Poetry Jukebox installed in 2018 as an ode to the Village of the past. As part of The Village Alliance Public Art Program ~ in conjunction with Czech Tourism, the Poetry Jukebox sits in the Wittenburg Triangle near Jefferson Market Garden ~ at the intersection of Greenwich, Avenue of the Americas and Eighth Street.