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Poetry in Motion®

2014 Selected Poems

2014 Selected Poems

For the third year Metro Arts brings the national Poetry in Motion® program to Nashville, showcasing student-written poetry and song lyrics on Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) vehicles across the county.

This year the program is part of the Student Legacy Program, established by the NCAA and developed locally in conjunction with Nashville hosting the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four on April 6-8 at the Bridgestone Arena. The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum® and Southern Word featured artist-led residence workshops at seven middle schools: Brick Church Middle School, Cameron Middle School, Isaiah T. Creswell Middle Arts Magnet School, Jere Baxter Middle School, John Early Museum Magnet Middle School, John Trotwood Moore Middle School, Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet and a workshop in the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Sixteen students were selected as finalists to have their poems and lyrics displayed in the advertising section inside MTA buses to be read by MTA’s 800,000 riders during the month of April, which is National Poetry Month.

Nossi College of Art student Hannah Burchard won a student competition to design the 2014 marketing poster for Poetry in Motion.

Created in 1992 by the Poetry Society of America, Poetry in Motion® was designed to showcase classic and contemporary poetry in public transit vehicles. The program has appeared in more than 30 cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., and made its debut on Nashville MTA vehicles in 2012.

More information on the Women’s Final Four and local activities can be found at

Special thanks to our program sponsors and partners

Metro Arts MTA Tennessee Arts Commission Nossi College of Art CMHF NCAA Womens Final Four Poetry Society Southern Word