Take a walk through historic downtown Lewisburg and Bucknell University and experience poetry along the way. Visitors to the Poetry Path will have the chance to read and hear recordings of poems by living poets, recited in the poets' own voices. Each of the ten markers along the path features a poem chosen for its thematic resonance with a culturally significant Lewisburg locale.

Opened in August 2012, the Poetry Path is a project of the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. In keeping with the Stadler Center's mission, the Poetry Path seeks to make contemporary poetry a part of people's everyday lives. An entirely new selection of poems is launched each August.

The Poetry Path is wheel-chair accessible and open year-round. To view upcoming events connected with the Poetry Path, find out dates of guided tours offered by Stadler Center staff, or schedule a group tour (including for school field trips and university classes), please visit Events and Tours.

Bucknell University and the town of Lewisburg are located in the scenic Susquehanna Valley on the banks of the Susquehanna River, approximately three hours by car from New York, Philadelphia, and the Baltimore/Washington DC area. For information on planning a trip to Lewisburg, including things to do in the area, dining, and accommodations, please visit http://www.lewisburgpa.com/.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Shara McCallum
Director, Stadler Center for Poetry

Support and funding for the Poetry Path comes from the Stadler Center for Poetry and the Presidential Arts Initiative.

  • Site 1: Bucknell Hall — "Ghazal: Waiting" by Marilyn Hacker
  • Site 2: Underground Railroad — "Canary" by Rita Dove
  • Site 3: Veterans Memorial — "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyaaka
  • Site 4: Churches — "Here I Am, Lord" by Michael Chitwood
  • Site 5: Post Office Building — "At the Post Office" by David Hernandez
  • Site 6: Downtown — "Hurry" by Marie Howe
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View an interactive map of the Poetry Path.

View an interactive map of the Poetry Path.

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