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WordXWord 2022 at The Mount

World's (possibly) Largest Poem

July 23 **

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

50 poets collaborate to create and perform a very ”large” poem along pathways at The Mount. One part poetry and one part community celebration as 50 poets of various ilks and ages gather in performance. The poem - whose duration will be approximately 25 minutes - will be performed multiple times to allow small audience groupings to move through the poem long pathways of The Mount. Poet-participants' ages range from 11 to 80+. This project represents WordXWord’s dual commitment to art and community at a significant scale. Free.

** Timed reservations required (FREE) with start times at 5P, 5:30, 6:15, 6:45. .

WordXWord 2022 at The Mount is supported by The Amy Clampitt Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Nothing Stays Put: The Life and Poetry of Amy Clampitt by Willard Spiegelman will be published in February 2023. Pre-orders available now on Amazon.

WordXWord at The Mount 2022

Walkin' with WordXWord #1

July 31, 5P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

Wear your walking shoes and follow along as poets offer a moving exploration of The Mount's grounds and selected works in the SculptureNow exhibition. Using a sculpture; or multiple sculptures;,and/or the natural or the built environment; past, present, or future as prompts - poets are challenged to offer new ways of “seeing” what’s before us. Each of the 3 dates for this event will have a unique combination of poets and poems. No reservations required. Free.

Picnic with poets - BYO any time after 4P and join in the fun. The audience is invited to enjoy The Mount’s grounds, preview the SculptureNow exhibition, take part in some simple poetry games, or simply chill out. And join us after the performance for lemonade and cookies.

Poets for July 31 include Stan Spencer, Kori Alston, Dianne Olsen, Melissa Quirk Cairns, Jerome Edgerton, CD Nelsen, E.K. Gordon (aka Elizag), and D Colin.

Schedule and poets subject to change.

WordXWord 2022 at The Mount is supported by The Amy Clampitt Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

WordXWord at The Mount 2022

Walkin' with WordXWord #2

August 7, 5P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

Wear your walking shoes and follow along as poets offer a moving exploration of The Mount's grounds and selected works in the SculptureNow exhibition. Using a sculpture; or multiple sculptures;,and/or the natural or the built environment; past, present, or future as prompts - poets are challenged to offer new ways of “seeing” what’s before us. Each of the 3 dates for this event will have a unique combination of poets and poems. No reservations required. Free.

Poets for August 7 include Jenn Frederick, Grace Rossman, Evan Goodermote, Curtis Elfenbein, Ashley Wonder, Donna Motta, D Colin, and Rose Oliver.

Picnic with poets - BYO any time after 4P and join in the fun. The audience is invited to enjoy The Mount’s grounds, preview the SculptureNow exhibition, take part in some simple poetry games, or simply chill out. And join us after the performance for lemonade and cookies.

WordXWord 2022 at The Mount is supported by The Amy Clampitt Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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Landscape / Made in the Hills

August 11, 7P

Berkshire Museum
39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

From natural to the built; emotional to political; real or imagined; WXW challenges poets to circle around the idea of “landscape.” See what happens. Free.

WordXWord at The Mount 2022

Walkin' with WordXWord #3

August 14, 5P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

Wear your walking shoes and follow along as poets offer a moving exploration of The Mount's grounds and selected works in the SculptureNow exhibition. Using a sculpture; or multiple sculptures;,and/or the natural or the built environment; past, present, or future as prompts - poets are challenged to offer new ways of “seeing” what’s before us. Each of the 3 dates for this event will have a unique combination of poets and poems. No reservations required. Free.

Poets for August 14 include Grace Rossman, Evan Goodermote, Curtis Elfenbein, Ashley Wonder, Billie Murray, Elizag, Melissa Quirk Cairns, Stan Spencer, and Rose Oliver.

Picnic with poets - BYO any time after 4P and join in the fun. The audience is invited to enjoy The Mount’s grounds, preview the SculptureNow exhibition, take part in some simple poetry games, or simply chill out. And join us after the performance for lemonade and cookies.

WordXWord 2022 at The Mount is supported by The Amy Clampitt Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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WordXWord @ 3rd Thursday

August 18, 4:30-7:30P

The Commons, Pittsfield, MA

Stop by at Pittsfield's 3rd Thursday for some wordly fun and a Story Slam (5:30-6:30P). Meet us at the Gazebo near the basketball court. Free.

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Poetry sCrawl

August 25, 4P

North Street, Pittsfield, MA

Wear your walking shoes as poetry takes a walk Uptown with stops along the way for poetry al fresco. Starting at the Berkshire Museum, ending at TBA. Free.


WordXWord 2022 at The Mount is supported by The Amy Clampitt Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Nothing Stays Put: The Life and Poetry of Amy Clampitt by Willard Spiegelman will be published in February 2023. Pre-orders available now on Amazon.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Housatonic Heritage
Adelson & Company PC