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

By , 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. 

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Public Art business signs traffic North Parkway
Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.

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