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National Book Foundation > IIR > Poetry in Motion
Poetry in Motion, 2017 Innovations in Reading honorable mention More about this author >
Poetry in Motion engages over 8,000,000 transit riders nationwide with pithy poems posted in place of advertising on public transit systems in cities around the country. What the program provides—the unique and unexpected opportunity to read poetry and to engage with dynamic, excellent literature as a community, and even to find private meaning in the midst of a city’s public places—remains precious to many. Currently the program runs in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Portland, Oregon, and will make its debut in San Francisco in 2018.