Known by Heart Poetry Poster: Ice Plant

Our next gorgeous poetry poster is Ice Plant by Marla Gladen.

I loved this poem when Marla wrote it in a Keystone Community Services class back in 2016. It captures some of Marla’s precise memories of the California landscape she grew up in. Today the poem has an eerie resonance in the face of the current fires on California’s coastal landscapes…

Congratulations Marla and thanks for this haunting poem.


Over the coming weeks, Known by Heart will be making all the posters available for free download from this website.


Thanks to Cori and to Meleah Maynard and Mike Hoium of Slow Dog Studios for all the heart and talent they brought to this.  Thanks also to all Known by Heart’s funders, partners, volunteers and most of all the workshop participants for what you brought to this work.

And while we’re talking thanks —-Big thanks  to the fabulous folks at Broadsided for the idea of freely downloadable poetry broadsides.

Stay tuned for the other posters…

Known by Heart Poetry Posters, 2017 Credits:

Design: Slow Dog Studios.
Text: © Marla Gladen
Made possible by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation, Trillium Family Foundation and Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.
Distribute freely, but please give credit. 


John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation

Trillium Family Foundation


Creative Enterprise Zone

Episcopal Homes

Hamline Midway Elders

FilmNorth formerly Independent Filmmaker Project of Minnesota

Keystone Community Services Senior Services Program

St. Anthony Park Area Seniors

St. Paul Public Library

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