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BOISE STATE STUDENT UNION GALLERY FEATURES POSTER POETRY

Poetry in Public Places (PIPP), an exhibition of poster poetry, will run July 2-Aug. 10 at the Student Union Gallery at Boise State University. The exhibition is free and open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily on the second floor of the building.

PIPP was started in the 1970s by Boise State English professor Tom Trusky and featured posters on city buses, in restaurants, senior centers, schools, libraries and other public places, and later on calendars and doorknob hangers.

"My goal was to break the neck of rhymed poetry and slap sentimentality useless, and to bring diversity in all its senses � literary, social political, philosophical and nonsensical," said Trusky.

PIPP has continued for more than two decades with its latest incarnation as huge posters on the ceilings of Idaho school buses in a series titled "Idaho Skylights," a project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Boise State English department.

The following poetic works will be in the exhibition: "Quotes from an Aquarium," by Jeanette Norris, 1986; "J.K. or Words from the Subterraneans," by Tom Bennick, 1986; "Ten Years," by George Perreault, 1987; "To Steve," by Konni Leichner, 1988; "Broken Ballade: I just wanted to be normal," by Cheryl Durrant, 1990; " I-1 Morrison Hall," by Sam Geberding, 1990.

For more information about the exhibition, contact Boise State Student Activities at 426-1223.

Contact:
Rob Meyer
Student Union and Activities
426-1224

Media Contact:
Pat Pyke
communications and marketing
426-1987