World Poetry Day Is Today, And This Coffee Shop Is Giving Free Cups For Poems
Roses are red,
violets are blue,
writing a poem on World Poetry Day
means free coffee for you!
*CAUTION: Sick rhymes ahead.*
Coffee lovers worldwide are hyped up.
(Not just because of all the caffeine they've already consumed today.)
Today is World Poetry Day, and Austrian coffee-roasting chain Julius Meinl is celebrating in a big way.
Forget a penny for your thoughts—how about a coffee for your words? Participating coffee shops around the world are giving free cups of coffee in exchange for a bit of free poetic verse.
This man is on the grind to keep poetry alive worldwide.
Poet, conceptual artist, and global ambassador for Meinl Coffee, Robert Montgomery, is dedicated to changing the world through poetry.
He spreads the word through installations in unexpected urban sites, including the C24 gallery in New York and under bridges in East London. According to Meinl's website, Montgomery's goal is to create disruptive poetry that stays with you long after the physical work is gone.
Montgomery plans to commemorate World Poetry Day this year by collecting all the public contributions of poems and turning them into an art installation in a secret London location.
So go ahead—your homage to Poe could earn a cup of joe.
Celebrate World Poetry Day, a holiday recognized worldwide, established during a UNESCO session in Paris in 1999. This day is designated for cultural organizations, schools, libraries and publishers worldwide to celebrate the art of poetry.
All that, AND free coffee has us like:
This celebration definitely has some allure, so check out the map of participating store(s).
That's some poetic justice.
Kendrick thinks so, too.