Poetry OmnibusThis Page Last Updated: August 6th, 2013
Poetry by Juneau writers
for Juneau riders.
What’s with poems on the bus?
Inspired by similar literary outreach programs in London, Seattle, and New York, Poetry OmniBus places poem-placards in locations usually reserved for advertisements on Capital Transit buses to promote our local writers and literary arts.
But, why the bus?
Poetry OmniBus hopes to make bus riding in Juneau more enjoyable and enlightening for riders, while giving writers another venue for their work (think tourists!). The deadline to submit poems for this year’s Poetry Omnibus contest is now passed (April 1). We will be announcing selections and presenting them to the buses from the Soapbox at Community Day on Campus on Saturday, May 18, 2013, a JAHC, Jazz and Classics and University of Alaska SE collaboration.
So come on down to campus May 18 to hear some poetry, listen to music, dance a little or bounce in the bouncy house and have a great time! And start thinking of what lines you’d like to write for next year’s competition!
You may order a small book of this year’s selected poems for $3. Call the JAHC at 586-2787 or email us at email@example.com for more details. Thanks!