The Best of Poetry in Motion

The Best of Poetry in Motion

Celebrating Twenty-five Years on Subways and Buses

Book - 2017
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It would have pleased Walt Whitman, that poet of urban motion, to envision his words coursing by electrified rail through a diverse, global city of 8 million souls. Since 1992, with the presentation of an excerpt from Walt Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," the Poetry in Motion program--co-sponsored by MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America--has brought more than 200 poems, in whole or in part, before the eyes of millions of subway and bus riders, offering a moment of timelessness in the busy day. The poems are by an eclectic mix of writers, from Sappho and Sylvia Plath to W. H. Auden, Rita Dove, Seamus Heaney, Nikki Giovanni, Patrick Phillips, and Aracelis Girmay. Each of the 100 poems gathered here has, in sixteen lines or less, the power to enliven the quotidian, provide nourishment for the soul, and enchant even the youngest among us.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393609370
Characteristics: xix, 164 p. : ill. (chiefly color) ; 16 cm


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