The idea to do this appeals to us in large part because it is not the normal means of publication. Moreover, our poems will be seen by more people than if we put a small anthology for sale on a dusty bookshelf. If passengers on the buses neither like nor particularly dislike our poems, they will at least have read them, and that seems a step up from the norm. Additionally, we are interacting very directly with the community surrounding the university rather than remaining poetically in our isolated garrets.
We arrived at the title of our series by considering quite literally the medium of publication -- our poems are in fact in public transit. The title is further appropriate, however, as we are seniors making the transition from the fairy world of academia to the real world or to further academia; and as our poems are changing and growing along with us.
The poems posted on the buses of Chapel Hill Transit follow in random
order. You may view other poems by the individual poets by following the
links to their tables of contents. Note also that the University News
Services organization has sent out a news release
about the project.
|The Poem||The Poet|
|To Be Excused||Matt Ezzell|
|Forgetting||Daryl L. Houston|
|Jumper Cables||Ali Fischer|
|First Infatuation||Holly Phillips|
|Birmingham, 1963||Luke Meisner|
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