The air inside the trailer is slightly musty, reminiscent of cedar and memories just out of reach. Inside, stacks of paper and notebooks and postcards eagerly await someone’s pen. They rest on two small tables, a slight breeze causing them to ripple like the sea, and they whisper secrets to each other. If the trailer sat there long enough, grass would begin to ensnare its tires and eventually invade the wooden interior. Perhaps that is what the trailer wanted for those few sunny days, to sit in that glow as the voices of students passed endlessly by.
As April comes to a close, so does 2017’s poetry and letter writing month. On April 3rd and 4th, the small campus trailer was parked next to the library and I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time inside! Here are some pictures of the trailer:
(a short video of the inside can be found here: https://vimeo.com/215115289)
The UWB/Cascadia library had a poetry month celebration of its own, via the children’s literature display. Students were invited to write poetry and read some of the sweet children’s poetry books. Here are some pictures of the display, which can be found on the second floor of the library through the end of the month:
All images and video taken by the author.