Poetry in motion

If you like classy cadences on your commute, Action buses could be your ticket with the Canberra fleet festooned in verse

Poetry in motion
Poetry in motion

April 5, 2011

The ACT’s Poetry in Action fifth round competition was launched today with examples of Canberra poetry lining the interiors of the national capital’s government-run bus fleet.

"Poetry in Action showcases unique reflections on the city of Canberra and the regions, and provides a platform for the exposure of poetry to the broader community," ACT Chief Minister John Stanhope says.

Around 100 posters will be displayed in selected buses across Canberra, including high frequency bus routes and school bus services.

Action bus commuters will have the opportunity to enjoy works by local poets Paul Cliff, Charlotte Clutterbuck, P.S. Cottier, Suzanne Edgar, Susan Hampton, Robyn Lance and Isi Unikowski.

"Each of the poems selected for 2011 clearly demonstrates the skills of the authors, and offers vivid and distinct perspectives on our community," says Stanhope.

All of the featured poems will be available on the artsACT website, to ensure that readers can have the benefit of viewing all the works commissioned for Poetry in Action 2011.

Information on Poetry in Action and the ACT Poetry Prize is available on the artsACT website at www.arts.act.gov.au.

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