The submission theme “home” was open to broad interpretation, touching on ideas of transport, transit, accessibility, the East Coast, city living, coming home, and leaving home.

Selected poets: Afua Cooper, Jaime Forsythe, Sue Goyette, Shauntay Grant, Sylvia D. Hamilton, Shalan Joudry, Cory Lavender, Matt Robinson, Eleonore Schönmaier, and Anne Simpson.

Jury: Karen Dahl (of Halifax Public Libraries), Andre Fenton, Amanda Peters, and Alison Smith.

Poetry in Motion Celebration

Poetry in Motion celebration 2019

The 2019 Poetry in Motion Celebration, held at Halifax Central Library on November 4, 2019, and hosted by Alison Smith, winner of the 2019 J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award. The event featured readings by Afua Cooper, Sylvia D. Hamilton, Cory Lavender, and Matt Robinson.

View the Installations

In October, 2019, posters were installed on Halifax Transit buses in the HRM. Posters were illustrated by Jack Wong.

Click on a poem below to view a larger version. 

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