Ever imagined reading poems on the Emery Go Round? Now you can. Poetry in Motion launches in October with Poems from San Francisco Bay Area poets available on the Emery-Go-Round. Poetry in Motion, a Poet Laureate art initiative, is a partnership between the The City of Emeryville and the Emeryville Transit Management Authority (ETMA). Each month a new poem will be printed and distributed on the buses for riders to read and take away. Poems submitted by Bay Area poets will surprise, delight and inspire readers. Janell Moon, an Emeryville-based poet will be the first poet honored on the Emery-Go-Round, as she was selected as the City’s first Poet Laureate for 2010-2012.
Sarah Kobrinsky was named the 2013-2015 Emeryville Poet Laureate for Oct. 15, 2013 until Nov. 2015. Poetry in Motion is one of Kobrinsky’s robust programs planned for her tenure. Others include:
- Poetry Idol – a workshop for high school students with performances before supportive “judges” including teachers, poets. and local celebrities
- Poetry & Play – creative movement and poetry for elementary students
- Poetry the Practice – writing workshops for adults at the library or senior center potentially culminating in book or public reading