Poetry Plaster Pack (2016)

A guerrilla poetry project

It’s so easy to rush from place to place, our minds always on the next task or on a looming problem. Sooner or later, cracks begin to show.

Poetry Plaster Packs aim to spread a little poetry, joy and healing. Each one contains:

  • a plaster (for the literal cuts and scrapes)
  • a cheerful little poem (for the figurative ones)
  • a little gift – because let’s face it, who doesn’t love a present?

You could stumble across a Poetry Plaster Pack anywhere: in a cafe; in a phone box; on your car windscreen when you get back from shopping – the possibilities are endless.

I’ve found a Poetry Plaster Pack. What do I do?

Congratulations! And thanks for stopping by the site.

You don’t have to do anything – just enjoy the poem and the gift, and put the plaster to practical use as and when it’s needed. But if you’d like to say thanks, then you can post a picture (the Poetry Plaster Pack / you holding the poem / the plaster in use / reading the poem to your dog / whatever takes your fancy) on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag: #PoetryPlasterPack

(You can find me on Twitter as @halekatie and on Instagram as @katiescribbles)

And of course, if you want to, you can always get in touch with me directly.

To launch the project, I distributed 40 Poetry Plaster Packs on Valentine’s Day 2016, in Penrith (Cumbria). The project then continued surreptitiously throughout 2016.