PWPL Poets join in Art Week with Stump the Poet

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 8:03 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 8:04 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Wednesday afternoon people had a chance to stump some poets in downtown Marquette. It was part of Art Week.

Two Poets and Authors from the Peter White Public Library, Marty Achatz and Janeen Rastall, were set up at the Rosewood Walkway taking suggestions from those passing by. They then had to come up with a poem within 10 minutes or face poetic shame. The goal behind ‘stump the poet’ is to show that poetry is an art form and can be for everyone.

“Poetry is something that speaks to everybody and it can speak to everybody and it’s about subjects that can go really deep or can just make you laugh and that’s what I hope people take away from it is that poetry is for any age, any person at all,” said Poet and Author, Marty Achatz.

Stump the Poet was set up from 2-4 p.m. Art Week in Marquette continues through June 27.

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