NRH Poet's Corner

Congratulations to Four Poets Selected for the NRH Poetry Trail!

Plans for an outdoor NRH Poetry Trail featuring the writing of North Richland Hills-area poets are currently in development, with four 9” x 12” poetry plaques to be installed in the spring of 2023 along the Linda Spurlock Park central walking trail. The plaques will be placed at regular intervals and will feature poems celebrating the beauty of nature by four poets who submitted their work for this important NRH Arts Program, which is part of the “Art Lives in Our City” initiative.

Lana Aarnos Jackson, Lisa Martinez, Jessica Copeland Bell and Lori Newbold each have deep connections to North Richland Hills and they have written works that are inspired by the NRH Parks and Trails that they utilize often for exercise and inspiration. In addition to the poetry, each plaque will feature a photo and short biography of the author. The NRH Poetry Trail is an Arts Initiative of the North Richland Hills Parks and Recreation Department and is intended to encourage and promote the art of prose, poetry and self-expression by talented NRH Community members. 


* No live readings are currently scheduled. Views expressed in the Poetry readings remain those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the City of North Richland Hills, its employees or elected officials.

Questions / More Information

Please visit our website at or contact Sarah Green, Cultural Arts Coordinator, at 817-427-6614 or by email.

Collage of Poets reading work.
       Photos courtesy Richard L. Weatherly