Poetry on the Move
Have you noticed our NEW posters on the Emory Cliff buses?
Check them out:
Poetry on the Move from 2009:
The university campus is a space of constant movement. Everywhere people shuttle to and from classes, work, the library, the cafeteria, the next meeting, the ride home.
What if poetry could go along for the ride?
Emory Poetry Council launched its second iteration of “Poetry on the Move,” a project that places poetry in various sites of motion throughout the university campus. Poem posters hung in campus shuttle buses, while poem magnets—free for the taking—were placed around elevators and high-traffic doorways. Lines of poetry ran down busy hallways and hung on walls alongside staircases.
Much of the poetry featured in this project was by poets who have read at Emory as part of Poetry Council’s “What’s New in Poetry?” series. Poetry on the Move also featured poems by two Emory creative writing professors—Bruce Covey and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey—as well as artwork by visual arts department faculty members Jason Francisco and Laura Noel, and Emory student Charlotte Watts.
Poetry moved all over campus, including:
Math & Science Building
Peavine Parking Deck
Fishburne Parking Deck
…and various campus shuttles….
This project was sponsored by a grant from the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts.
See what the Emory Report has to say about Poetry on the Move!