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City of Monrovia Announces Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winning Poems

Post Date:03/14/2019 11:55 AM

The City of Monrovia is excited to announce the winners of the Art in Public Places’ second annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest.

Also known as Footnotes, the sidewalk poems program works in conjunction with the Monrovia Renewal Project and adds an element of surprise for pedestrians who may stumble across a piece of poetry imprinted in the ground.

Monrovia residents submitted over a dozen entries for this year’s contest and the selection committee was comprised of members of the Art in Public Places Committee, along with the City staff.

“It was such a wonderful time reading through the entries,” said Mayor Tom Adams, who also serves as a committee member of Arts in Public Places. “We hope community members and visitors will enjoy the surprise.”

The 2019 Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winners are: 

  • Edna Teller
  • Grace Howe
  • Maria Ramirez
  • Ray Mercieca
  • Rena Delgado
  • Scott Iler

To view the winning poems and other Art in Public Places projects, visit the City’s website. If you have any questions regarding the Sidewalk Poetry Program, contact Ariel Tolefree-Williams by calling (626) 932-5563 or emailing at

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