Poetry In Motion: Week One.

April is the cruelest month. It’s also National Poetry Month. Joseph Brodsky, who served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1991-1992, started a program of public poetry so people could “kill time as time kills them” by having something to read.

Although he wasn’t directly involved theĀ  Poetry In Motion program started in 1992. It began appearing on Nashville buses in 2012 with selections from local poets. I wish there were more–I’ve seen all of 2015’s selections now. This month I’ll share some of them to kill some time.


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  1. Psychic Nest

    This is actually a great idea to promote local poets and inspire people during the day. I will be anticipating to read more!


    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I like that it’s not only local poets but young students. Hopefully seeing their work promoted in this way will inspire a lifelong interest in them.

  2. Jay

    I always love seeing these!

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      They really are cool and just yesterday I saw the first 2016 one. I guess, fittingly, they chose National Poetry Month to put up the new ones.

  3. Kristine @MumRevised

    What a great idea! I love this poem. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Stick around–I have some more to come.

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