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Bus Lines -- Poetry in Motion TM from the Charlottesville Community -- blue and white Bus Lines logo showing bus, pencil, and lines of poetryTransportation-themed poetry is now on display on board CTS buses.  40 winning poems were selected from entries to the second Bus Lines contest.

Catch the CAT, catch some poetry! 

That's the premise behind Bus Lines, a collaborative effort between the City of Charlottesville's Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI), CAT, and the Charlottesville City Schools, which puts poster sized poems on display on CAT buses. 

The program started in July, 2009 by posting original poems penned by City Schools poets.  The story of Bus Lines can be found here. 


Where's My Poem?

Winners of the Doors contest can find their works posted on CAT's buses.  To find out which bus, click here


Stay tuned for our next contest!An image promoting the upcoming poetry contest

Thanks to everyone who submitted written works for our latest contest, "Out & About".  Winners will be announced in January.

 

 

 

 



Poetry in Motion ...

Read the
original
Bus Lines
poems

Read a
sample of
transportation
poems

 

 




 

Sue Berres of Bus Lines delivers copies of winning poems from the project's first two contests to Edward Gaynor at UVA's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Bus Lines poems find permanent home at University of Virginia's Special
Collections Library!

Since 2010, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia has received copies of the Bus Lines poems for their permanent collection.

Edward Gaynor, Head of Collection Development and Description for the library, contacted then-CTS with the request after becoming aware of the Bus Lines project through a poetry contest flyer. "We archive a good deal of local material - everything from booklets and pamphlets on area services to Charlottesville phone books from a hundred years ago. When I saw the information on this local poetry project, I thought the poems would be a great addition to the collection."

The initial deposit of 89 poems included work from Bus Lines' first two contests in Summer and Fall 2009. The relationship has continued with all Bus Lines contests since then, and future winning poems will also be placed in the collections.

Members of the public who wish to view the poems may visit the Special Collections Library on McCormick Road during its regular hours. 

Edward Gaynor, Head of Collection Development and Description for the library, contacted then-CTS with the request after becoming aware of the Bus Lines project through a poetry contest flyer. "We archive a good deal of local material - everything from booklets and pamphlets on area services to Charlottesville phone books from a hundred years ago. When I saw the information on this local poetry project, I thought the poems would be a great addition to the collection."

The initial deposit of 89 poems included work from Bus Lines' first two contests in Summer and Fall 2009. The relationship has continued with all Bus Lines contests since then, and future winning poems will also be placed in the collections.

Members of the public who wish to view the poems may visit the Special Collections Library on McCormick Road during its regular hours. 

Edward Gaynor, Head of Collection Development and Description for the library, contacted then-CTS with the request after becoming aware of the Bus Lines project through a poetry contest flyer. "We archive a good deal of local material - everything from booklets and pamphlets on area services to Charlottesville phone books from a hundred years ago. When I saw the information on this local poetry project, I thought the poems would be a great addition to the collection."

The initial deposit of 89 poems included work from Bus Lines' first two contests in Summer and Fall 2009. The relationship has continued with all Bus Lines contests since then, and future winning poems will also be placed in the collections.

Members of the public who wish to view the poems may visit the Special Collections Library on McCormick Road during its regular hours. 

Edward Gaynor, Head of Collection Development and Description for the library, contacted then-CTS with the request after becoming aware of the Bus Lines project through a poetry contest flyer. "We archive a good deal of local material - everything from booklets and pamphlets on area services to Charlottesville phone books from a hundred years ago. When I saw the information on this local poetry project, I thought the poems would be a great addition to the collection."

The initial deposit of 89 poems included work from Bus Lines' first two contests in Summer and Fall 2009. The relationship has continued with all Bus Lines contests since then, and future winning poems will also be placed in the collections.

Members of the public who wish to view the poems may visit the Special Collections Library on McCormick Road during its regular hours. 

Edward Gaynor, Head of Collection Development and Description for the library, contacted then-CTS with the request after becoming aware of the Bus Lines project through a poetry contest flyer. "We archive a good deal of local material - everything from booklets and pamphlets on area services to Charlottesville phone books from a hundred years ago. When I saw the information on this local poetry project, I thought the poems would be a great addition to the collection."

The initial deposit of 89 poems included work from Bus Lines' first two contests in Summer and Fall 2009. The relationship has continued with all Bus Lines contests since then, and future winning poems will also be placed in the collections.

Members of the public who wish to view the poems may visit the Special Collections Library on McCormick Road during its regular hours. 

Edward Gaynor, Head of Collection Development and Description for the library, contacted then-CTS with the request after becoming aware of the Bus Lines project through a poetry contest flyer. "We archive a good deal of local material - everything from booklets and pamphlets on area services to Charlottesville phone books from a hundred years ago. When I saw the information on this local poetry project, I thought the poems would be a great addition to the collection."

The initial deposit of 89 poems included work from Bus Lines' first two contests in Summer and Fall 2009. The relationship has continued with all Bus Lines contests since then, and future winning poems will also be placed in the collections.

Members of the public who wish to view the poems may visit the Special Collections Library on McCormick Road during its regular hours. 

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