the telepoem booth.
"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning."
-Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
The first Telepoem Booth debuted in Mesa, AZ at the spark! Festival of Creativity at the Mesa Arts Center which featured Mesa, Phoenix and Valley poets. Another Telepoem Booth was placed in Flagstaff, AZ for a year and a half with Flagstaff poets in the directory. A Telepoem Booth is placed permanently in State College, PA (home of Penn State) with 150 poems from writers in the area. The Telepoem Booth organization is led by creator and writer Elizabeth Hellstern and consists of four part-time professionals: a fabricator and sculptor, a computer programmer, an electrician and an art historian who specializes in contemporary art.