The popular Poetry in Motion series ran for 15 years on the NYC Subways, only to be replaced for two years by a “Train of Thought” series and then, well, nothing. Careening underground in our relatively new subways cars on a system built over a 100 years ago, the Poetry in Motion project was always a moment of lightness, a reason to smile in the noise and chaos underground. Especially so when you were packed so tightly in a car that you couldn’t even get to your phone to read your mail.
According to the Gothamist, The plan is to have two new poems a quarter, eight a year, on subways, kiosks and some MetroCards. The series begins with “Graduation,” by Dorothea Tanning: