Courtesy: Coutesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Electronic Poet

Portland, Oregon

Keith Jellum (

Smart Park (SW 10th), 750 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97205
Administrator:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Owner:  City of Portland (
Date:  1984
Placement:  sidewalks
Collection:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  bronze (metal), LEDs
Description:  Keith Jellum's "Electronic Poet" displays several curated collections of poems programmed in an evolving loop. The programs were intended to be rotated every six months and have included diverse selections including North American poets born before 1990; Native American poets; Oregon place names; Northwestern poets; European poets and many more. Jellum, wanted to create opportunities for moments of reflection within the urban landscape.

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