The Peace is a Haiku Song initiative began in November 2011 when Mural Arts in collaboration with Sonia Sanchez kicked off a series encouraging poets and citizens around the world to create and submit their own peace haikus. Some were displayed around the city, and a handful were chosen for the mural that will be created at 1425 Christian Street during the fall and winter.
This final mural in South Philly honors the literary contributions, legacy and life of Sanchez, Philadelphia’s first poet laureate and a long time peace activist.
“I wanted to do a mural where our children could see themselves, so we could begin to instigate peace,” Sanchez said at a Peace is a Haiku Song celebration at City Hall
earlier this month.