Poetry in the Gardens

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Experience the Vibrant Literary Arts Community in South Puget Sound!

Each year, Lakewold invites local poets to submit original poems to the Winter Garden Poetry competition to be included in the Poetry in the Gardens self-guided tour. Between March and through the end of summer, Lakewold guests can listen to the poetry as they wander the gardens.

Signs with QR codes have been intentionally placed throughout the property. Simply scan the code using your phone's camera and listen to the poems read by their authors as you enjoy the natural beauty of Lakewold Gardens. A map of the sign locations is available at admissions.

2024 Poets & Poems

Lesia A Alexander

Awaiting the Return of Wings I
by Lesia A Alexander

Nakanee Monique

by Nakanée Monique

Sarah Bitter

More, More
by Sarah Bitter

Gloria Muhammad

by Gloria Joy Kazuko Muhammad

Kayla Boland

I Remember Because
by Kayla Boland

Kristina Stapleton

Garden with Wolf Tree
by Kristina Stapleton

Dia Calhoun

Petition of the Melissae
by Dia Calhoun

Kasey Vanderpol

Apricity: The Warmth of the Sun in Winter
by Kasey VanderPol

Kaia Heimowitz

Hunting Boars
by Kaya Heimowitz

Devin Williams

by Devin Williams

Alexa Hoggatt

Drawing Down the Sun
by Alexa Hoggatt

Kelly Wilson

by Kelly Wilson

Nathan Hiatt

A Silent Song
by Nathan Hiatt

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Lakewold Gardens | 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest, Lakewood, WA 98499

Mailing Address | Post Office Box 39780, Lakewood, WA 98496

Phone | 253-584-4106

Spring/Summer/Fall Hours | 10 am to 5 pm Wed - Sun

Winter Hours (Nov - Mar) | 10 am to 4 pm Fri - Sun

This page is made possible, in part, by a City of Lakewood Lodging Tax Grant.