Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion® is a national initiative that places poetry on public transit systems. The RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU is proud to coordinate the first Poetry in Motion® program in Michigan. Below are our designs from the Spring 2013 program. We look forward to beginning our new program for next semester, where a new set of placards will be posted throughout the CATA buses in the Greater Lansing Area.


Thank you to the Design Center at Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement, Poetry Society of America, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Capital Area Transit Authority, and the Michigan Humanities Council for collaborating on this exciting project.

Selected Spring 2013 Placards

"The City in Which I Love You" by Li-Young Lee

"A Toast" by Ilya Kaminsky

"Peaches" by Irene McKinney

"A Celestial Observation" by Elizabeth Bradfield

"Dear Editor" by Amy Newman

"Who Will Give My Father A Needle. A Mouse, A Cat, A Bird?" by Rita Mae Reese

"Dear Air" by Laura Kasischke


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