In conjunction with our 30th Anniversary, Literary Arts is proud to announce the return of Poetry in Motion to Portland–and we want the public’s input!

This year, in partnership with TriMet and the Poetry Society of America, Literary Arts will be placing poetry on bus stop benches and transit shelters–where the poems will be seen not only by TriMet users, but by all Portlanders on a daily basis–helping to create a national readership for both emerging and established poets.

Portlanders can cast their vote on which poems they want displayed across the metropolitan area by clicking here. The eligible poems include work by Aracelis Girmay, Tracy K. Smith, Mary Ruefle, Seamus Heaney, Jim Moore, Jeffrey Yang, Kay Ryan, and Izumi Shikibu. Public voting will be open until May 16, 2014.

Portland is one of only twenty cities in the country with this program. Launched in 1992 by the Poetry Society of America and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Poetry in Motion is today one of the most popular public literary programs in American history.

Literary Arts Relaunches Poetry in Motion. Vote before May 16!