No poetic license here: Memphis removes artist’s road sign

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: September 04, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: September 04, 2020 4:00 AM CT

An anonymous artist has fabricated and erected — without permission — 12 road signs in 12 states. They look like official traffic signs, but display a short poem. Tennessee's sign was placed along North Parkway, but city crews this week removed it. 

BONUS: A Q&A with the creator of the roadside senryu


Public Art business signs traffic North Parkway
Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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