‘The Stories Under Our Feet (Poetry Benches)’ is a new iteration of the ongoing series of bench poetry by Elisa Artesero in 2020. Commissioned as part of Canary Wharf’s ‘Connected by Light’ festival in London.
A poetry trail across Jubilee Park is created by ephemeral shadows of text cast out from underneath the benches. Each cluster of benches form micro poems of a larger poem across the site. These dream-like poems encourage moments of contemplation, connection, and wonder.