Green Roof Poetry: Curated by Tish Jones
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Green Roof Poetry: Curated by Tish Jones

Adults sit on a hillside outdoors and listening to someone off camera.
Green Roof Poetry, FAWK. Photo: Awa Mally. Courtesy Walker Art Center.

Green Roof Poetry brings together some of the Twin Cities’ most dynamic writers for an evening of literary readings on the Walker’s hillside. Bring your blanket, pick up curated picnic snacks and libations at Cardamom, and relax for an evening of fresh-air readings curated by local and national poets.

Galleries are open late and free on Thursday nights from 5–9 pm.

Tish Jones is a poet, narrative strategist, cultural producer, and educator from Saint Paul with a deep and resounding love for Black people, arts & culture, youth development, and civic engagement. As a performance artist her work has been shared in venues throughout the United States. Her writing can be found in We Are Meant to Rise (University of Minnesota Press, 2021), A Moment of Silence (Tru Ruts and the Playwrights Center, 2020), the Minnesota Humanities Center’s anthology, Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2015), and more.

ASL is planned for all Green Roof Poetry programs.

Follow the paved path on the hillside for an accessible route to the event. There will be two accessible seating spaces on level grassy areas on the hillside—one at the bottom of the hill and one halfway up the hill. These spaces are next to a paved path and will have chairs for people who need them. Staff members stationed around the hillside will be able to assist with accessible seating.

To request accommodations for these programs or for more information about accessibility, call 612-375-7564 or email

For more information about accessibility at the Walker, visit our Access page.

Free Thursday Nights are sponsored by