Portland, Oregon’s Gumball Poetry stopped publishing in 2006. That’s a real shame. However, Gumball Poetry was just one of its co-creator Laura Moulton’s many fascinating creative endeavors. Most recently she received a grant to run Street Books, a “bicycle powered mobile library serving people who live outside.”
It makes me really happy to know she’s continuing to be creative. When I first encountered Gumball Poetry, it struck me as a wonderful way to get people to experience poetry who might never pick up a book of poems. Now she’s finding new ways to get people to read things they might not have access to. It’s really kind of a natural evolution of an idea. I wonder where she’ll take it next?