Rainbow Sign’s status as a premier arts venue and not simply a center for black culture finds one of its best illustrations in this article covering a record-breaking six-day poetry reading marathon featuring poets of towering repute such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti. As Michael Wojczuk points out in his flowery blurb, this event featured a veritable rainbow of poets who embodied Mary Ann Pollar’s vision and stood as a testament to the spirit of solidarity across differences that she could engender.