35 POEMS FOR 35W: Five Years After the Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse
St. Paul poet Todd Boss crossed the Interstate 35W bridge without a thought 20 minutes before it collapsed on Aug. 1, 2007. He’s been thinking about it ever since. To honor the 13 killed five years ago, and to mark what he has called “a huge civic tragedy,” Boss has written a series of 35 poems, called “Fragments for the 35W Bridge.” The poems are part of an installation at the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis and an audio composition by European artist Maja Spasova.
Six of the thirty-five poems were published in Pitch, Todd Boss’s most recent poetry collection. Now all thirty-five are featured on the cover of the ‘Variety’ section of today’s newspaper and available on the StarTribune website.