Moving Words: where poetry and public transportation meet
Moving Words is a program that makes poetry a part of daily life for commuters riding Arlington Transit – ART and promotes the work of local writers. The poems of ten Arlington Public Schools students and six metro-area adult poets will be displayed on ART buses throughout the year for bus riders to read and enjoy.
From October through March the poems of ten Arlington Public Schools students are selected for display through a partnership with the Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project. The student competition is the culmination of the Pick a Poet project, a partnership between Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Humanities Project, which places professional poets in APS classrooms. From April through September the poems of six local poets are featured. These poems are selected through an annual competition with a deadline in January, open to area residents age 18 and over. All poems are displayed on placards inside the buses.
Launched in 1999 during National Poetry Month, the program is now sponsored in part by Arlington Transit. READ MOVING WORDS POETRY