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Give them a word…they’ll write you a poem

August 1, 2014

A large gathering of college and community members welcomed bicycle-riding poets Maya Stein and Amy Tingle to the Poetry Garden last week for an afternoon of musical performances, Culver’s custard, and some custom poem writing.

give us a word 

Stein and Tingle made Beloit their last stop in a 1,400-mile bicycle journey‒dubbed Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour‒that began in Colorado. They visited scores of small towns, built nearly 25 Little Free Libraries, and celebrated community libraries throughout the Midwest.

Maya and Amy 

The poets were escorted to the Poetry Garden by the Stateline Spinners riding group and introduced by Little Free Library co-founder Rick Brooks’69.

Hear what Stein and Tingle had to say in this video, and read more about the event in the Beloit Daily News article “They’re poets, and they know it."