If you know of a landmark, send its location to firstname.lastname@example.org and place "Poetry landmark" in the title field. The landmark must be a poetry display or a marker that refers to a poet or his/her accomplishment.
Last updated 9/3/15. New listing in the visual art section.
Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 W. 38th St.: Grave sites of James Whitcomb Riley, Etheridge Knight, Meredith Nicholson, and Sarah T. Bolton. Maps available at main office. (317) 925-3800
Museums and Homes
Indiana Humanities, 1500 N. Delaware St., was the home of Meredith Nicholson. Info: (317) 638-1500 or http://indianahumanities.org/about-us/meredith-nicholson-house/
James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Visitor Center, 528 Lockerbie St., Indianapolis, (317) 631-5885. Info: http://www.rileykids.org/about/riley-museum-home/?referrer=https://www.google.com/#.VZ_i4vlVhBc
James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home and Museum, 250 W. Main St., Greenfield, (317) 462-8539. Info: http://www.jwrileyhome.org/
Cottage Home Neighborhhood features "Cottage Home," by Thomas Alan Orr, in a display at a pocket park on the 700 block of Dorman Street (south of St.Clair St.).
Indianapolis Cultural Trail features seven bus stops designed by architect Donna Sink, with poetry from local residents. The bus stops and their poems are:
- Virginia Avenue near Woodlawn Avenue (outside of Naisa Pan Asian Restaurant): "The Painters," by Richard Pflum
- Virginia Avenue near McCarty Street (outside of Chilly Water Brewing Co.): "Invisible Moments," by Karen Kovacik
- Virginia Avenue near Lexington Avenue (just outside of the Mozzo Apartments): "The Bowl of Possible Peas," by John Sherman
- Washington Street near the Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art: "Settlement," by Micah Ling
- Washington Street, west of Illinois Street and the Indianapolis Artsgarden: "Circle, Circle," by Mitchell L.H. Douglas
- Massachusetts Avenue at Walnut and Park streets: "Art With a Heart," by Vienna Wagner
- Massachusetts Avenue, east of College Avenue: "Our Street in Endless Circles," by Jenny Brown
- Poet's Place, on Alabama Street, between Vermont and New York streets, in front of Fresco Italian Sandwich Shoppe, was designated in honor of Jim Shackleford, the Cultural Trail's unofficial poet. "City Generation," by Elizabeth Weber, is displayed here.
Indianapolis International Airport, 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive, features stained-glass window art by Martin Donlin, which has words and lines of poems from five Indiana writers. (317) 487-9584.
Along Concourse A are:
- Night, with poem "Echoes," by Ruthelen Burns
- Midnight Flight, with poem by Joyce Brinkman
- Back in Indiana, with poem by Norbert Krapf
- Indiana Flight, with poem by Joseph Heithaus
Indianapolis-Marion County Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., features Arlon Bayliss' artwork using dichronic glass. Light, Words, Life, located in the upper parking garage elevator lobby, features a poet written by Joyce Brinkman. (317) 275-4100.
Terre Haute: Max Erhmann at the Crossroads, by Bill Wolfe, at the intersection of Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute. Visitors can pose and sit on a bench with Max. Also, excerpts from his most famous poem, "Desiderata," appear on plaques embedded in the plaza. Photos and info: http://wabashvalleyartspaces.com/maxview1.html
- Putnam County (near Crawfordsville): Joseph Heithaus' poem "What Grows Here" appears on a barn on West County Road Road 125 South. Painted by Ken Torr. http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/1674013.htm
- Hamilton County Fairgrounds. Ruthelen Burns' poem.
- Other site descriptions to come. (See note at bottom.)