Photo: Angel Schenck views Patricia Joslin’s poem at Taste Full Beans.

Hickory – Four new poems are on display in four locations in Hickory for the month of June 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 “Caprice at Folly Beach” by Gastonia poet, David Poston; “Endlings” by Wilson poet, Philip Kuhn; “Today at low tide” by Charlotte poet, Patricia Joslin; and “Night Lily” by Tabor City poet, Kelly Jones.

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 now coordinated by the NC Poetry Society. For more information on PiPS, visit, or contact Scott Owens at