Peace is a Haiku Song

Mural Arts was honored to work with one of the nation’s cultural treasures: poet, activist, and educator Sonia Sanchez.

Peace is a Haiku Song by Joshua Sarantitis and Parris Stancell. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • location

    1415 Catharine Street

  • Neighborhood

    South Philadelphia

  • completion date

    October 15, 2013

About the Project 

Mural Arts was honored to work with one of the nation’s cultural treasures: poet, activist, and educator Sonia Sanchez. The project—Peace is a Haiku Song—engages the Philadelphia community and beyond in an exploration of the haiku as a vehicle for peace and urban transformation.

This exciting project culminated in a mural honoring Sanchez as a celebrated practitioner and teacher of the haiku. The mural is inspired by Sanchez’s belief that the haiku form is inherently non-violent in its intent and structure and engenders beauty, serenity, and brief reflection.

Sponsors 

City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services
Hummingbird Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The Lattner Family Foundation