Welcome to the Rye Poetry Path

 A collaborative public art installation designed to spark reflection and conversation around themes of community, conservation, and social justice


This Spring, 82 poems are being installed on the grounds of Rye Town Park, the Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, the Rye Nature Center, and the Knapp House.


Click on the locations below to explore the poems, or scan the QR codes you find as you walk the path.


We chose these poets and poems because of the ideas they offer and the voices that speak through them, led by our Poet in Residence, award-winning poet and educator Iain Haley Pollock


No two installations are the same. Each has been created through dialogue among artists and community members to honor the spirit of the poem and the space it’s in. 


You or your family, organization, or business can be a part of the Rye Poetry Path by sponsoring a poem that’s meaningful to you.  Click Here to learn more!


As each poem is installed it will be added to this website. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ryepoetrypath to stay in the loop.


This project is made possible with funds from the ReStart the Arts and the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.