In September 2017, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority and State Poet Laureate Tina Cane launched “Poetry in Motion” for Rhode Island. The project brings poetry to passengers and the public alike with poems, or excerpts of poems, posted on the digital display boards inside RIPTA buses. The “Poetry in Motion” initiative started in 1992 as a collaboration between the Poetry Society of America and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. It not only creates a platform for well-known and emerging poets alike, but also offers the public a little respite from the commercial messages that populate our urban and suburban landscapes. Poetry in Motion has appeared in more than 20 cities across the country.
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