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2000 Poetry on Buses Competition

Poetry 2000 logo The theme of 2000's Poetry Bus Project was "Travelers Journal: Written Discoveries." Poets were asked to create poems in which they were the traveller, revealing their discoveries and writing to another to tell their tale. The journey is documented in words - letting us know where they are going, where they have been and what they have seen. Accompanying each poem is a short biographical statement by the poet.

Graphic designer Tomas Suarez created a strong visual identity for the Poetry Bus cards and printed collection.

To view other published poems, click a year shown below.

The 2000 Poets

Birdbath, Kyoto, January
Joan Swift

Anna Choun

California's Big Brother
Richard Novacek

Circe's Isle
Don Roberts

Manuel Vega

Day Lilies
Bobby Anderson

Day Trip
Paul Nelson

Kate Johnson

Nancy Litven

Ein Dor
Liza Shoenfeld

First Time Out of the Country
Leana de la Torre

Geese Gathering: Salem, OR
Marjorie Stadele

Ghost Journey
David Dintenfass

Good Night, Ryohei
Susan Casey

Greyhound Window, South
Sandra Larkman Heindsmann

Barbara Graham Barker

Here Are Your Instructions
Linden Ontjes

How It Was
John Davis

In Meadows
Alma Marie Rolfs

In this country,
Sarah Gallagher

Island Time
Ann Batchelor Hursey

Leela Bilow

Letter to Hepworth from Leavenworth
Rob Brown

Eduardo Cruz

Montlake Cut
K.K. Todorovich

Felicia Gonzalez

Eduardo Cruz

Notes in a Bottle on the Sea of Cortes
Rob Brown

Old Woman with Protea Flowers
Kathleen Flenniken

On Discovering My Grandmother's House is a Parking Lot
Marilyn Meyer

One Ordinary Day, With Sun
Linda J. Clifton

On the Bremerton Ferry
Rebecca Loudon

Colleen Weber Borst

Over Lake Erie
Robert Major

Papeete, Tahiti
Joan Fiset

Penrose Photographer
Noriko Brubeck

postal infinitive
Joseph Cyr

Yasmin Dalisay

Returning from Italy
Denise Calvetti Michaels

Tabula Rasa
Sharon Carter

That Which is Most Needed
Leslie E. Basel

The Cartographer
Micahel Bonacci

The Return
Patricia Coburn

The Sailing Ship
Ross C. Eustis


The Smell of Roses
Angela Reid

Time Travel, Magnuson Park
Patricia Coburn

To Huck Finn from Awale Farah
Arelene Naganawa

Train Trip to Horsens -Denmark
Kevin Miller

Rosie Hower

Untitled, #1
Linda Watts

Anneka Olson

Waiting for the 15,
Don Roberts

Jane Candace Bullard

We follow driftwood
Kelli Russell Agodon

What the Postcard Didn't Say
Sarah Gallagher

"When I Travel"
Taylor Roberts

Winter Camping at Dungeness
Steven Quig

Winter Journal
Luis Bolanos

You Still Think I Hated Our Trip
Emily Eakland

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