Poetry in Motion is No More

I'm all for variety but it's a bit of a downer that the Poetry in Motion project that took place in New York's public transportation systems is ending. Folks interested in seeing poetry in the subways will have to settle for one measly poem a year to get their poetry fix.

From The New York Times:

As of this spring, poetry is no longer making nothing happen in the subways, buses and rail lines.

Poetry in Motion, the public project that provided lyric respite from ads for bunion cures, acne doctors and personal-injury lawyers, came to a quiet end last month, more than 15 years after its first placards appeared in the subways.

By giving nearly nine million daily riders a chance to glimpse a poem, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority could claim to be the most successful publisher of poetry in history.

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