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Morgan Lyons

March 23, 2007

DART Poetry in Motion series kicks-off

A trip on DART becomes a poetic adventure as the agency and Richland College launch this year's Poetry In Motion series. Fifteen poems will be on display on DART buses and light-rail vehicles giving commuters a more pleasurable and enlightening experience.

Willie Sims reads one of this year's Poetry In Motion poems at the kick-off party at the Borders Books and Music in Uptown Dallas.
Willie Sims reads one of this year's Poetry In Motion poems at the kick-off party at the Borders Books and Music in Uptown Dallas.
The 10th annual Poetry In Motion series began with a kick-off party at Borders Books and Music in Uptown Dallas on March 20. DART officials, along with Richland College students and local poets celebrated poetry with a reading of the 15 selected poems.

Featured poems include ones by recognized poets, such as William Shakespeare's "Othello" and Samuel Menashe's "Promised Land." Riders will also enjoy the work of local poets including Shin Yu Pai's "Stones." To view all 15 selected poems please visit www.DART.org/Poetry.

A distinguished committee of local publishers, editors, educators and booksellers selected the poems, which are placed in advertising spaces in more than 600 buses and 115 light rail vehicles, with five new poems going up every three months over the next year.

Inspired by a similar program in the London Underground, Poetry In Motion is a national program coordinated by the Poetry Society of America and was brought to North Texas by DART in 1998 to enhance public exposure to poetry in the agency's service area. Since then, it has gained support from local businesses across North Texas and is enjoyed by thousands of riders daily.

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