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Poetry in Motion®

Metro Arts MTA Poetry Society

Nashville has been a proud participant in the national Poetry in Motion® program since 2012.

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.

Metro Arts collaborates with the Nashville Metro Transit Authority (MTA) each year to bring poems to the public via city buses during National Poetry Month (April). Selected poems showcase the work of youth and adult poets and graphic designers and have included partnerships with NCAA Women's Final Four, Nashville Scene, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, No Starving Artist, Southern Word, and Nossi College of Art.

Previous Submissions

View the historical collection of Nashville Poetry in Motion® poems and designs by year...