Supported by Arts Nova Scotia and in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Public Libraries, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is bringing Poetry in Motion to the city of Halifax.
A public poetry art project, Poetry in Motion features short poems and excerpts from longer poems on transit ads in buses; digital signs at libraries, ferry terminals, and recreation centres; and printed postcards throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. Poems will be by Nova Scotian residents 16 years of age or older. For its inaugural year, Poetry in Motion will showcase poems that speak to the theme of home. This theme can be interpreted broadly, and may touch on ideas around transportation, transit, accessibility, the east coast, city living, coming home, and leaving home.
On Monday, November 4 at 7 pm at the Halifax Central Library, a poetry reading and celebration of Poetry in Motion project featured poets including Afua Cooper, Jaime Forsythe, Sylvia D. Hamilton, Cory Lavender, and Matt Robinson.