Friday, September 18, 2015
Poetry On the Bus ~ Seattle Style
Yesterday was my day for Poetry On the Bus and thankfully the website keeps all of the poems up after they post. Seattle area poets sent in poems on the theme of "Writing Home" and the results are impressive. More than any individual poem I love the sense of our entire city participating in this project. Workshops were held by poets who write in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Somali. The organizers reached out to different neighborhoods and poets of all ages.
I'm hoping that there is funding to continue this program. Although only a small amount of the poems appeared on actual buses, there were poems in bus stops and 365 poems were selected so that the Poetry on the Buses website could be updated for one year.
Does your city have a poetry bus? How does it work? We'd love to know.