Travel writing: Poems on the bus for us
For most poets, success means getting your poem published in a small literary journal, mostly read by other poets. However, for 36 local poets selected for the Charlottesville Transit Service’s Bus Lines poetry project, publishing means getting posters-sized displays of your work on one of 24 city buses, mostly read by the traveling public. Forty poems by 36 authors were selected from 119 entries, which focused on transportation themes, and 25 of the winning poems were by area students. Subject matter deals with traveling by bus, train, bike, explores traffic issues, and equates such trips with our journey through life. In April, the program will be looking for poems from area residents with a “green” theme.