meanwhile in Las Vegas

March 10, 2021

Clark County, Nevada, poet laureate Heather Lang-Cassera has put poetry on the road in Las Vegas. The Flo Mobile Digital Billboard Truck will tour the Las Vegas valley, 5:00-9:00pm on Fridays, March 5, March 12, April 2, and April 9, 2021, displaying short poems by 25 Nevada poets. Poetry Matters! is a special initiative of Nevada Humanities.

Dana Killmeyer, UNLV MFA studentThere’s a venerable tradition linking poetry and buses. We’ve posted on this topic before and here’s one more. In Las Vegas, Nevada, Dana Killmeyer, an MFA student at UNLV, decided to take poetry to the people, recruiting fellow poet Shannon Salter to read poems on board the bus known as the “Deuce.” Read more about their surprise performance in “Captive audience: An ambush poetry reading on the public bus.” For additional links to the poetry-bus tradition, read about the Wave Books Poetry Bus cross-country tour in 2006 (more on that from the Poetry Foundation) and on-the-bus readings in Vancouver, BC.
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Photo: Yasmina Chavez

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