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2023 Poster: Like a warm sweater


Item#: 2023SYR10

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

Like a Warm Sweater

poster information


Like a warm sweater

the soft smell envelopes me

I take home a loaf

The haiku provides you with a specific form. The Poster Project provides you with the direction and theme. It’s the writer’s role to respond to an inspiration they may feel.

This triad works well for me. It’s also short and sweet and requires an almost game-like review in counting syllables.
My inspiration came when I went to Armory Square to pick up stretch bread at Pastas Daily Bread.

It’s always a special treat and something to share at family celebrations. Getting bread is a joyful experience tied to other joyful ones. I wanted this haiku to be full of joy!

I’m Christian Freeman, a landscape architect who grew up in Liverpool, currently living in the City of Syracuse. Upon selecting the poem, I was drawn to this piece that hints at Syracuse’s strong food culture. I immediately thought of my favorite downtown carb purveyors: Harrison Bakery; Glazed & Confused; Peace, Love and Cupcakes; Cake Bar; and Columbus Bakery.

I also recalled there was an old Syracuse Bread Factory, a project that may someday house apartments within its brick walls like the Dietz or Camillus Mills adaptive reuse endeavors. The potential of the Bread Factory, along with our city’s current development climate inspired me to utilize a futurism style that shows heritage along with growth, adaptation, and optimism for what is next.

I used elements from the Syracuse streetscape to depict not a specific space, but a composite look at the city. The overlay of the street on hollow storage filled with wheat barrels nods to our past, while the stacked architecture is meant to show growth and rising opportunity.