The submission theme “connection” was open to broad interpretation, including belonging, nearness or distance, friendship or kinship, correspondence or coincidence, physical or virtual contact, literal or metaphorical passageways, ecological or social responsibility, or other kinds of connectivity.
Selected poets: Deborah Banks, Brian Bartlett, Joanne Bealy, Susan Drain, Anna Elmira, Carole Glasser Langille, Christina McRae, Robin Metcalfe, Martha Mutale, and Leanne Schneider.
Jury: Marilyn Smulders (WFNS Executive Director), Tiffany Morris, and Evelyn C. White.
Poetry in Motion Celebration
The 2019 Poetry in Motion Celebration was held virtually on November 16, 2021, and featured readings by all ten poets participating in the year’s program: Deborah Banks, Brian Bartlett, Joanne Bealy, Susan Drain, Anna Elmira, Carole Glasser Langille, Christina McRae, Robin Metcalfe, Martha Mutale, and Leanne Schneider.
View the Installations
The 10 chosen poems appeared inside Metro Transit buses from October, 2021, into spring of 2022. They were also printed on postcards and delivered to 450 Meals on Wheels clients in Halifax, Dartmouth, Sackville, and Bedford—one poem per week over 10 weeks. Poem ads and postcards were designed and illustrated by Sarah MacDonald.
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