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2022 Poster: Rolling Soundtracks Flow


Item#: 2022SYR09

Purchase Details

11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

You also receive…

An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

Medium- and large-format posters are available by custom order. Contact us for details.

Poem Inspiration Location

Rolling Soundtracks Flow

poster information


Rolling soundtracks flow from kickers.
Everyone is listening to the hip hop transmitters.
This portable disco dance party just needs some glitter!

I'm a lifelong Syracusan and artist who creates 3D pieces, photography, and written word. Historically, I have written haiku for the Syracuse Poster Project on things I love about
Syracuse—its history, architecture, and the arts. This year was a game-changer for me as the project was looking for not only haiku but also three-to-four-line poems and provided poets with “spirit” topic categories to write about. I was drawn to the “spirit” category of bike-borne-boom-boxes. There was just something electrifying and exhilarating about the topic.

As soon as I read it, music was playing in my head and my head was bobbing as words flowed from my pen. I don't write poetry on a computer; I write pages and pages of words and thoughts about a topic and make different combinations of them until I feel my poem has the right rhythm and has the ability for a reader to render my words into a vision.

I'm so honored to have my poem interpreted into an illustration by a local artist and to have our two forms of art come together to create one unified piece of art.

Upon reading the haiku I chose, I was immediately reminded of the many skaters that enjoy the trails around Onondaga Lake.

This particular spot on the trail is one of my favorites because while you're enjoying the peace and quiet of the nature trail, there is a spectacular view of the Syracuse city skyline.

I wanted to highlight motion in this piece. Both the skater with her raised skate and the wavy blocks of color radiating from the boombox are tools I used to achieve a sense of motion. I chose retro colors, the boombox, and her fashion to relate the words of the haiku across generations.