The Best of Poetry in Motion
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The Best of Poetry in Motion : Celebrating Twenty-Five Years on Subways and Buses

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 137 x 160 x 18mm | 330g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 22 color illustrations
  • 0393609375
  • 9780393609370

About Alice Quinn

Alice Quinn is the executive director of the Poetry Society of America and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of the Arts. She was poetry editor at The New Yorker from 1987 to 2007 and lives in New York City. Billy Collins was the Poet Laureate of the United States and the State of New York. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College and a Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute. A Literary Lion of the New York Public Library and author of many collections of poetry, including Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds and Horoscopes for the Dead, he lives in Westchester, New York.show more

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