Jordan Martinez, with his poem for Poetry on the Bus


Big love to all the winners of this year's Poetry on the Bus program! I just returned minutes ago from the opening reception to share some snapshots with you.

The downtown venue was packed and the scene was groovin'. Apparently poetry events are a prime place to meet people too as I connected with a foxy engineer from Intel who was there to support Jordan (shown above).

Kudos to all involved. Thanks to transit director, Greg Payne, for turning up the heat. Del, Art, Bobby, you did a stellar job parsing the nearly 500 poems submitted and transforming it all into a classy event that I, for one, hope becomes an Albuquerque tradition.






Pardon the bad photography and instead help me toast the Duke City's talented wordsmiths! Congrats to all the winners including someone you may know...

Were you there? Did you win?

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Comment by Luann Wolfe on August 28, 2008 at 6:18pm
Where can we find a list of the winners?
Comment by chantal on August 28, 2008 at 6:24pm
Yeah, I guess my title was a little misleading. Sorry. I haven't been able to find a list online yet...
Comment by mombat on August 29, 2008 at 8:31am
Yeah! Del in transit is great guy and I am glad this event went well.
Comment by mombat on August 29, 2008 at 9:40am
Check out Jeff Hartzer too.
Comment by A Bomb on August 29, 2008 at 2:28pm
Here's the link to the ABQ RIDE website with a list of the winners. Congrats everyone!

http://www.cabq.gov/transit/news/abq-ride-announces-winners-of-poetry-on-the-bus-contest
Comment by chantal on September 1, 2008 at 6:17pm
Here's the list sent to me by the Transit guys. Congrats, everyone!

2008 Poetry on the Bus Winners

Youth


4th place
Aleyna Donaldson
Where is my Train


3rd place
Madelyn Stroik
Night-swimming


2nd place
Gerardo Ramos
Tumble Weed Flats

1st place
Sophie Kelly
Lavender Blue


Adults


4th place
Amanda Kooser
Railroad to Central


3rd place
Elaine Schwartz
Breath


2nd place
Ray Reeder
Ganado


1rst place
Charleen Madill
Morphestra
Comment by Ron Da Bomb on September 1, 2008 at 6:34pm
Kudos to all who submitted. And kudos to all winners. To win is great, and to submit is courageous. My hat's off to all!!!!

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