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August 7, 2018 – Poetry In Transit, an award-winning community program, will host a free public launch party to announce the 13 contributing poets whose work will be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) buses in the coming year.  The event will be held  at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Barnes & Noble Wilkes-Kings Bookstore on the Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. The event will be part of Third Friday Art Walk. 

The selected poets will share their works at the event. Poetry in Transit contributing poets will be Maddison Black, Samantha Bucher, Janine P. Dubik, Amlanjyoti Goswami, Maria Jacketti, Nancy Jackson, Tom Johnson-Medland, Sara Pisak, Brianna Schunk, Megan Sobieski, Samantha Stanich, John Lemuel Woods, and Terry Zipay.

The poems are featured on LCTA buses for up for one year, with a monthly rotation so that riders can see all of the selections. The theme for the 2018 program is “Unbreakable.”

Jennifer Yonkoski, assistant technical professor of English at King’s College, coordinates the program. Poetry in Transit is inspired by “Poetry In Motion” on New York's Transit System and London’s “Poems on the Underground” program. The Luzerne County project began in 2007 with 12 placards featuring the work of established and canonized poets such as Wordsworth, Dickinson and Frost. The work of local poets was introduced to the project in 2008.