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March 29, 2018 – The award-winning community program “Poetry In Transit” is sponsoring their annual poetry competition for creative artists. Winning poems will be selected from a panel of judges representing the local colleges in Northeastern Pennsylvania and will then be featured on advertising displays inside Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) buses.

This year’s competition theme is “Unbreakable.” When everything around us seems broken, what remains unbreakable? When everything falls apart, what will still stand?  Poems must be 6 lines or less. Please avoid profanity, outright political screeds, or religious statements. Any language, if accompanied by an English translation, will be accepted. The competition is limited to a maximum of three submissions per author.  Selected poems will be showcased for one year (September – August) on a monthly rotation with the entire 2018 collection.

The competition submission deadline is Friday, April 27.  To submit your poetry, please email your work to Jennifer Yonkoski, assistant technical professor of English at King’s College, at, or by mail to Poetry in Transit, c/o Jennifer Yonkoski, English Department, King’s College, 133 N. River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711.  If you have questions, contact Jennifer Yonkoski via email or call (570) 826-5900, ext. 5487.

Winners will be selected by an advisory board of faculty from five area colleges: King's College, Misericordia University, Pennsylvania State University - Wilkes-Barre campus, Luzerne County Community College, and Wilkes University.

Poetry In Transit is patterned after the “Poetry In Motion” program on New York's Transit System, and London’s “Poems on the Underground.”

Poetry in Transit seeks submissions for their annual poetry competition. Pictured is a poem by Maria Jacketti, panel designed by Mark Golaszewski, one of 15 winning panels from last year’s competition that appeared in advertising in Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses.