A Poetry Partnership
Founded in 1910, the Poetry Society of America (PSA) is the oldest poetry organization in the country and reaches more people with poetry on a daily basis than any other literary association in America. Members have included W. H. Auden, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Marianne Moore, and Wallace Stevens.
Representatives from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the PSA collaborate on the selection of poems for the program. A complete poem or excerpt by an established poet must be short enough to be readable on one of our subway or bus cards. The PSA secures the rights to reprint the poems and arranges poetry readings to promote the program. Poets who have participated in Poetry In Motion events include Rita Dove, Fanny Howe, Stanley Kunitz, Sharon Olds, and Sonia Sanchez.
For more information about the Poetry Society of America, visit their web site or contact them at:
The Poetry Society of America
15 Gramercy Park
New York, NY 10003
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