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Poetry Celebration at Harlem Academy
Middle school students and their poet mentors present original poems to a packed house (2014)

Poets Remember Seamus Heaney
New York Times reports on our Tribute to Seamus Heaney (2013)

Remembering Seamus Heaney
Best American Poetry Blog reports on our Tribute to Seamus Heaney (2013)

The New Salon with Lucie Brock-Briodo
Best American Poetry Blog reports on our reading with Lucie Brock-Broido (2013)

Yet Do I Marvel
Best American Poetry Blog reports on our Tribute to Countee Cullen (2013)

PSA Host Annual Awards Ceremony
Best American Poetry Blog reports on our Frost Medal Ceremony (2012)

Poetry Coming to Taxis
Metro reports on Poetry in Motion's expansion to taxis
(2012)

Poetry in Motion Arrives in Taxis
Gothamist reports on Poetry in Motion's expansion to taxis (2012)

This Be the Poet
The Best American Poetry Blog reports on the Philip Larkin Tribute at Cooper Union (2012)

Larkin Out Loud
The New Yorker's Book Bench reports on the Philip Larkin Tribute at Cooper Union (2012)

Andrew Sullivan on Philip Larkin
The Daily Beast reports on the Philip Larkin Tribute at Copper Union (2012)

Subway Getting New Lines
Wall Street Journal reports on the return of Poetry in Motion to the NYC Subway (2012) 

Answering Cries of Longing for Poetry's Return to the Subway  
New York Times reports on the return of Poetry in Motion to the NYC subway system (2012)

Poetry in Motion: Verse Has Returned to New York's Subways
New York Post reports on the return of Poetry in Motion to the NYC subway system (2012) 

Poetry In Motion Is Coming Back To Brighten Your Commute!
Gothamist reports on the return of Poetry in Motion to the NYC subway system (2012) 

Poetry in Motion: Verse Has Returned to New York's Subways
Village Voice reports on the return of Poetry in Motion to the NYC subway system (2012) 

Renewed and Improved: Poetry in Motion
Best American Poetry Blog reports on the return of Poetry in Motion to the NYC subway system (2012)

Poem Forest: An Audiovisual Tour
 Jon Cotner's Poem Forrest on the BMW  Guggenheim Lab site (2012)

The World's 10 Best Transit Poems
Poetry in motion programs discussed in The Atlantic (2011)


Poetry in Motion LA
Poetry in Motion LA includes a Czeslaw Milosz poem to mark his centennial (2011)

Poem Forest
The Wall Street Journal reviews Jon Cotner's poetry walk at the New York Botanical Garden (2011) 

Poetry on Paper
PSA Chapbook designer Gabriele Wilson and Executive Director Alice Quinn, talk chapbook design (2011)

Temptations Found in Gardens of Islamic Delight
New York Times review of "Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra" and Lorca (2011)

Spanish Paradise Exhibition at New York Botanical Garden
Art Daily review of "Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra" and Lorca (2011)

Twenty poets celebrate the 100th birthday of Elizabeth Bishop in New York City
The Readers Almanac reports on our Elizabeth Bishop reading (2011)

Poetry Society of America Celebrates Elizabeth Bishop
The Best American Poetry Blog reports on our upcoming Elizabeth Bishop reading (2011)

Reflections on the Literary Decline of the Subway
New York Times City Room continues the discussion of Poetry in Motions absence from the subway (2010)

Literary Quotations on Subway
New York Times article notes the end of Poetry in Motion (2010)

Garden Roots of Emily Dickinson's Poetry
A feature on the PBS NewsHour about the Emily Dickinson exhibition and featuring PSA Executive Director, Alice Quinn (2010)

Poetic Nature
Financial Times reports on the Emily Dickinson exhibition (2010)

Emily Dickinson's Poetry Blooms
Washington Post on the Emily Dickinson exhibition with a slide show (2010)

My Hero, Emily Dickinson, Outlaw of Amherst
Holland Cotter in the New York Times on the Emily Dickinson exhibition (2010)

The Poetry of Flowers

The Baltimore Sun reports on the Emily Dickinson exhibition.

Celebration of Midwestern Poetry
The Star Tribune notes the upcoming Centennial reading "Poets of the American Midwest, 1910-2010"  (2010)

Emily Dickinson's Garden
Holland Cotter's feature of the Emily Dickinson Exhibition and readings at the New York Botanical Gardens. (2010)

Emily Dickinson in Bloom
The Wall Street Journal reports on the Emily Dickinson exhibition and readings at the New York Botanical Gardens. (2010)

Poetry Society Celebrates Centennial
Poets & Writers article on the 100th anniversary of the PSA. (2010)

Poets and Lyres

The New Yorker Online reports on The Poetry Society's Centennial event "The Figure of Orpheus in Poetry and Performance, 1919-2010" at Lincoln Center. (2010)

Poems in Pictures
From the Stuyvesant school newspaper, a review of Portraits of Poets (1910-2010). (2010)

Jill Krementz Photo Journal - Portraits of Poets
Famed photographer Jill Krementz's extensive profile of the PSA's exhibition Portraits of Poets 1910-2010. (2010)

New York Times preview of Portraits of Poets
Holland Cotter's preview of the show in Weekend Arts (2010)

CBC NEWS: Poetry Returns to Transit
Alice Quinn talks about Poetry in Motion's return to New York City (2010)

Finding Hints of Gloom in Pithy Prose
An article from the New York Times about the state of the Poetry in Motion program. (2009)

New York Magazine listed us as 21st reason to love New York

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ARTICLES & FEATURES



Public Lives: Poetry as Armor Against Highs & Lows of Life
To her, every spot needs a touch of poetry

Two profiles of Alice Quinn, Executive Director of the PSA, examining her lifelong investment in words and the world of poetry (2001)

Poetry of Praise for New York City
Article about "The Words of My City," a 2002 event organized by PSA Executive Director Alice Quinn, in which New Yorkers read New York poems (2002)

Falls of Towers and the Rise of Polish Poetry

Sarah Boxer of The New York Times reports on the Poetry Society event "Try to Praise the Mutilated World: An Evening in Celebration of Contemporary Poetry" (2002)

Poetry and Actors a Publicist's Mix
Dinitia Smith of The New York Times reports on the Poetry Society event "Poems for Unreal Times" (2003)

Frost Medal An Occasion for Warmth
The New York Sun reports on Marie Ponsot receiving the Poetry Society Frost Medal (2005)

The Book Cover Archive
Gabriele Wilson, PSA Chapbook Designer, on the use of textiles for the chapbook covers.  (2009)


Poetry In Motion PRE 2010

Poetry in Motion Relaunches in Portland
Portland-area businesses step in to save TriMet's Poetry in Motion program (2010)

Better Than Some Dumb Ad: A look at the Poetry in Motion program from the Poetry Society of America
Poetry Foundation's feature examining the popularity of Poetry in Motion® and explaining its concept (2007)

Program Brings Poetry to Mass Transit Systems: Poetry in Motion® reaches 13 million daily in 14 American cities
Article about the Poetry in Motion® program's success in reaching a wide, receptive audience (2007)

New York Times links to two poems from NYC Metro Poetry in Motion®: Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" and Dylan Thomas's "In My Craft or Sullen Art

100 Years On, Auden Gets in the Subway
Article about the selection of poems for Poetry in Motion®, considering audience reception and necessary tributes to literary giants like W.H. Auden (2007)

Poetry gives a lift to commuters

Article about the positive reception to Poetry in Motion® program in Portland, Oregon, and the city's continued programming to support the endeavor (2003)

Tunnel Vision; Gatekeeper Shifts Gears from Rails to Poetry
Profile of New York City Transit Marketing Manager Neil Neches, who is involved in selecting verse for Poetry in Motion® (2001)


Bright Lights Big Verse Contest

 
Sing, oh muse, of Times Square
La Times reports on the second Times Square Poetry Contest (2009)

Poets Find Inspiration in Times Square
NY1 news article about Bright Lights Big Verse, the first-ever contest for poetry inspired by—and read in—Times Square (2008)

Times Square poem proves to be winner

Feature about joint PSA-Times Square Alliance contest and reading, with comments from winning poets (2008)

The Book Bench: Extravagant City
Report about Bright Lights Big Verse, paying tribute to what Whitman called the "Meddlesome, mad, extravagant city!" and its refusal to quiet down—even for a poetry reading (2008)

Bright Light Big Verse: Poems of Times Square
Event detail from Bright Lights Big Verse, featuring photographs, links to the winning poems, and bios of the contest judges (2008)

MENTIONS & MOMENTS

Poetry in Motion® is among the projects referred to in the new book, SUBWAY STYLE: 100 Years of Architecture and Design in the New York City Subway (2004)

 
 
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