Friday, December 08, 2006

Seattle Weekly blurb on Bus Anthology

Check us out! We're in the latest Seattle Weekly. in the Arts section:

Since 1992, the Poetry on Buses program, a joint project of 4Culture and Metro Transit, has filled buses with poetic musings from 8-year-olds, creative-writing grad students, and many bards in between. According to 4Culture's Heather Dwyer, the organization wasn't able to finance the program in 2006, but a 2007 revival is in the works, with a call for entries to hit buses this winter. Meanwhile, Seattle's Floating Bridge Press has published Poetry on Wheels: An Anthology of King County's Poetry on Buses Program 1997–2005, with work by more than 100 local bus poets. Several dozen of them will gather Sunday to read their brief works (none exceeds 50 words) and bathe in their newfound fame. In her introduction to the anthology, Floating Bridge's Kissley Leonor mentions a poet especially dear to the Weekly: Bryson Good, whose haikuesque "Ice Cream" ("I lost a soft ice cream cone out a window/It maybe flew in the dirt/And I am still waiting for summer") won him recognition in our 2003 Best of Seattle issue. No guarantees, but we hope he'll show on Sunday. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 386-4636. Free. 2 p.m. NEAL SCHINDLER


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