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One of oldest ArtPrize artists shares festive Michigan poem

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – One of the oldest ArtPrize artists joined the Fox 17 Morning crew to show off one of her poems about the great state of Michigan.

89-year-old Alicia Patch Oldham started writing poetry as a little girl, inspired by the work of Edward Allen Poe. Oldham has been participating in ArtPrize since 2010, this year’s entry is a poem called “Song of Missikamaa” which is Ojibwa for Michigan/Michigami.

You can catch her poem on display at 415 Leonard St. NW. If you’re lucky, you just might catch her doing a public reading of her work near Rosa Parks Circle.

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