Saymoukda Vongsay: The Payne Avenue Poet



This summer, poet and East Sider Saymoukda Vongsay will visit  businesses and community gathering places on up and down the avenue to write poetry inspired by Payne Ave. If you see the Payne Avenue Poet, you are warmly invited to stop and collaborate on a poem!

Large-scale photos of her collaborators  will be displayed with poetry at the East Side Arts Council, beginning with a grand opening event for the exhibit this fall. If you would like your Payne Avenue business to be a venue for the Payne Avenue Poet, email


A calendar will be added soon showing where you can find the Payne Avenue Poet this summer.