King County: get on the bus…and train

May 5, 2016

Poetry on Buses Heads up, King County (Washington) poets: Poetry on Buses will be headed your way soon. The 2014/15 program accepted 365 poems, which were posted inside Metro Transit buses and published online. (You can still read them on the Poetry on Buses site.)

The 2016/17 project, directed by Poet Planner Jourdan Imani Keith, anticipates accepting an equal number of poems and encourages King County writers of all ages, all levels of experience and all languages to submit their work on the theme “Your Body of Water.”

“We are all bodies of water, connected to one another through the water web. Your body of water is connected to streams, rivers, lakes, tides, waterfalls, toilets and faucets, to present homes, childhood homes and ancestral ones by memory, by the water cycle, by stories. Come, tell your story through poetry.”

Submissions will be accepted May 15 – September 30, 2016, and along with buses and online viewing, this year’s winning poems will also be seen inside Sound Transit trains. Watch for updates on the Poetry on Buses website or sign up for email updates. Meanwhile, Poetry on Buses is hosting a series of free, bilingual community poetry workshops in King County starting May 1 and running through September.

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