I love poetry. And I love public transportation.
The two are forming a happy union this summer as part of ABQ RIDE's "Poetry on the Bus
" program, so the long-time local poet Mikaela Renz-Whitmore
and I have decided to support the cause on Duke City Fix.
Are you a poet?
Whether you're published or still budding, Poetry on the Bus is a way of getting your words out there. Fill out an application and submit your poems (up to 2, each containing 50 words or less) to a panel of local judges now through the end of June.
1) Fill out the official application (PDF)
2) Send it snail mail to:
City of Albuquerque ABQ Ride, Marketing Division Attn: Del Chavez
100 First St. SW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Please attach four copies of each poem (limit 2 poems per poet). Do NOT include your name on your poem page itself (they will be judged by blind jury).
3) Deadline is
June 30 extended to July 7.
If fame alone does not move you, maybe a laptop or iPod will? Consider the following prizes for top poems submitted:
1st Place - Acer Laptop Computer
2nd Place - iPod Nano
3rd Place - $50 Gift Card
4th Place - $20 Gift Card
You can find official details on the ABQRIDE website
. Mikaela is also hosting an online poetry slam
for the cause.