Created by Randy Burman
Popsicle salesman by Randy Garcia
“Poetry Pops” are popsicles, made by Eccolo Pops, with original poetry wrappers. Created by artist Randy Burman, the project features 40 different poems written by South Florida residents who responded to an open call.
The pops are distributed for free by an ice cream man named “Shel Shiverstein,” a character played and invented by actor Randy Garcia.
Shiverstein attended events all over Miami-Dade County during April 2015, ultimately distributing 1,700 poetry popsicles. The popsicles themselves were generously donated by Eccolo Pops.