Poetry of Place Bike Trip

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Raised by 45 people in 52 months
Support Aaron's bike trip to explore the poetry of place.

I love poetry. I also love maps and learning about the places where people live. In addition, I love to ride my bicycle. Over the last few years I have been gathering poems about people’s home ground: poems of mountains, cities, rivers and roads. Some of these poems I have discovered in published books, some online, and some through my friendship with fellow poets who have shared what they’ve made.

Finding little handmade chapbooks of poems describing the hill on which migrating osprey roost or a bustling street market’s rich blend of aromas and languages gives me great pleasure. These books are sometimes only found in the places they were made, shared by the author with a local bookstore, placed in a library’s collection of local writing, or simply cared for in the home of the poet.

Could you help me seek out these poems and poets?

I’ll use these funds for bike maintenance and repairs, supplies, research and related expenses as I embark on my trip this summer.


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Greetings fellow travelers. I appreciate everyone who helped get me on the road (I left May 28th). Knowing my route would be informed by what I raised, I am finding my poems of place around the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley.

If you would like to share in my travels and finds, you may touch base at:

https://pedalhomeaaron.wordpress.com/

If others in your circle would like to donate to aid in my journey, they may do so anytime.

Thank you again for the support :)
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Greetings.

I have a blog I kept on a previous journey, and invite you to follow my preparations there. It will also include explorations of my home ground of Richmond and Wayne County to give you an idea of what exploring poetry and place mean to me.

Here's the link:


https://pedalhomeaaron.wordpress.com/
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Anna Lisa Gross
52 months ago

Rock on Aaron! Thank you for expanding our geography and imagination. You get my bucks, for sure.

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Created March 18, 2015
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Doris Nell
49 months ago
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Michelle Clement
50 months ago

Aaron--you go! May God grant you to find what you seek.

JC
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Judy & Dee Chamberlain
50 months ago

"Pedaling poetry", now there is capitalism that I can love! Looking forward to the blog. AJ n UD

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Anna Lisa Gross
52 months ago

Rock on Aaron! Thank you for expanding our geography and imagination. You get my bucks, for sure.

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