Our thanks to those who contributed to the community poetry workshops, and to all that submitted a poem for consideration. We ♥ you!
Poems received by the submission deadline were reviewed by an esteemed panel of poets: Hamdi Abdul, Roberto Ascalon, Kathleen Flenniken, Carlynn Newhouse, Raul Sanchez, Mong Tu Tran and James West. Big thanks to each of them for sharing their eyes and hearts for many hours of review. The panel selected 365 poems for the Writing Home Collection.
All 365 poems will be showcased on this site, a new poem for each day of the year. Seriously! Each week, a new portrait of a featured poet and an audio poem will offer you an extra look and a listen.
125 of the 365 poems will also appear on select RapidRide buses or stations. Some onboard our four RapidRide Poetry Buses and others as discrete poems throughout the RapidRide fleet. The bus and station poems will offer an on-the-spot poetic experience, and also invite visits to the online collection. There’s free Wi-Fi on RapidRide buses that you can use!
Also, SAVE THE DATE for our launch party – November 10, 2014 at the Moore Theater. A celebration of the many voices who are co-creating Writing Home, this free and all-ages event promises poetry and music. We’d love to see you.