Hickory – Four new poems are on display in four locations in Hickory for the month of August as part of the Poetry in Plain Sight (PiPS) program. The 10-year-old program featured in 8 NC cities, including Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Burnsville, Wilmington, Durham, Greenville, Raleigh, and Hickory, places 4 new poems each month in shop windows to fulfill its mission of making poetry accessible to everyday people in unexpected places.

This month’s poems are “Honey Sonnet” by Winston-Salem poet, Joseph Mills, “The Mathematics of Change” by Britt Kaufman of Burnsville, “This Small House, This Big Sky” by Maria Rouphail of Raleigh, and “Sponge Bath” by Terry Kirby-Erickson of Pfafftown.

The poems can be viewed in Hickory at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse, Patrick Beaver Library, Hickory Community Theater, and Hickory Wine Shop.

Poetry in Plain Sight is coordinated by the NC Poetry Society. For more information on PiPS, visit ncpoetrysociety.org/pips/, or contact Scott Owens at asowens1@yahoo.com.