In 2011, nine poems were chosen; in 2012, ten; in 2013, eight; in 2014, ten; and in 2015, nine. So far, these 46 winning poems can be found in one hundred and sixty different locations, throughout the historical downtown area and increasingly along safe pathways to schools and in residential neighborhoods.
2016 Winning Poems
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In 2013, well-known local documentary film maker, Paul Krause, filmed the process from judging, through the installations of the poems, including interviews with winners, to the final celebratory event held in downtown Bridge Square. Paul Krause's documentary can be viewed here: Paul Krause Documentary.
In 2012, a printed brochure identified the locations of the poems in the downtown area. In 2014 an interactive Map showing all the locations of all the poems was begun. It is brought up to date as new poems are installed.
As a bonus for Northfield residents, anyone wishing to have a poem installed on their own property, the installation stamps of the winning poems are available for use for a nominal fee. Interested persons should contact the Public Works Department at 507-645-3020 for information about using a stamp on private property.